February 9, 2024

GE Aerospace resolves alleged gender-based hiring discrimination, pays $443K in back wages to affected job applicants after compliance review

BOSTON  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with GE Aerospace to resolve alleged hiring discrimination affecting females who applied for work with the manufacturer at its Rutland, Vermont, facility. 

February 1, 2024

Michael Baker International Inc. to pay $122,299 in back wages, interest to resolve alleged gender pay discrimination at engineering unit

PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Michael Baker International Inc. to resolve allegations of pay discrimination against female employees in the engineering functional unit.

October 31, 2023

Federal contractor agrees to pay $402K in back wages, interest to resolve alleged hiring discrimination found in federal review

MIAMI – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered in a conciliation agreement with a global distributor of inventory solutions for aerospace original equipment manufacturers to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination affecting more than 100 Black and white job applicants at a Doral work site.

October 31, 2023

Subsidiary of Kimball International Inc. agrees to pay $132K in back wages, interest to resolve alleged hiring discrimination in Kentucky

DANVILLE, KY – A Kentucky furniture manufacturer has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor in which the employer will pay $132,500 in back wages and interest to 201 applicants for product assembly positions to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at its Danville location. 

October 23, 2023

Global arms manufacturer to pay $630K in back wages, interest to resolve alleged hiring discrimination in Mississippi

OXFORD, MS – Olin Corp., one of the world’s leading small arms and ammunition makers has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor in which the employer will pay $630,000 in back wages and interest to resolve alleged hiring discrimination against 286 Black and women applicants who applied for positions over two years at its Oxford facility.

October 20, 2023

Global security services provider enters agreement to resolve alleged racial hiring discrimination at Houston facility

HOUSTON, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Allied Universal, one of the world’s largest security and facility services providers, to resolve alleged systemic race-based hiring discrimination at a Houston facility operated by one of its subsidiaries. 

October 18, 2023

Florida International University agrees to pay $575K in back wages, interest to resolve alleged gender pay discrimination

MIAMI – One of the country’s largest public universities has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor in which the employer will pay $575,000 in back wages and interest to resolve alleged pay discrimination identified in a routine compliance review.

October 13, 2023

US Foods agrees to pay $721K to resolve gender-based hiring discrimination allegations at five locations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with US Foods Inc. to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at the food distributor's five locations in New Jersey, New York, Ohio and North Carolina.

October 12, 2023

Pitney Bowes to pay nearly $1.6M to resolve race-based hiring discrimination allegations at five locations

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Pitney Bowes, to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at five of its facilities. 

Pursuant to the agreement, Pitney Bowes will pay $1,590,000 in back wages and interest to 468 applicants. The company will extend 106 job offers to the affected applicants.

October 12, 2023

US Department of Labor enters agreement with B. Braun Medical after gender-based hiring discrimination continued at its Allentown location

ALLENTOWN, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation with B. Braun Medical Inc., to resolve allegations that the federal contractor breached a 2020 agreement to address discrimination against female employees and applicants at its Allentown manufacturing facility.

October 12, 2023

US Department of Labor enters agreement with Daikin Industries to resolve race-based hiring discrimination allegations at Virginia location

VERONA, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Daikin Industries to resolve alleged race-based hiring discrimination affecting Black applicants at its Verona facility.

October 12, 2023

US Department of Labor enters agreement with UniFirst Corp. to resolve alleged gender-based pay discrimination at New Jersey location

WHIPPANY, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with UniFirst Corp. to resolve alleged gender-based pay discrimination at its Whippany location.

Pursuant to the agreement, UniFirst Corp. will pay $226,341 in back pay and interest to 48 female production department employees. The company has also agreed to review its policies and practices, including the base salaries of production department employees for compensation disparities.

October 6, 2023

Biden-Harris administration scales program to expand equal opportunity, diversity in construction trades for jobs on large infrastructure projects

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the designation of additional federally funded construction projects for participation in the Mega Construction Project Program. 

Launched by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs in March 2023, the program fosters equal opportunity in the construction trades workforce, helping to expand access to the millions of good-paying jobs being created by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. 

October 2, 2023

US Department of Labor resolves alleged hiring discrimination found in routine evaluation of national research center hiring practices

CHICAGO – An independent research center affiliated with the University of Chicago will pay $95,000 in back wages and interest to 107 Asian applicants to resolve alleged hiring discrimination found in a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

September 26, 2023

US Department of Labor, LabCorp subsidiary enter agreement after compliance review alleged hiring discrimination by federal contractor

INDIANAPOLIS – A subsidiary of LabCorp — a global laboratory services provider — has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor in which the company will pay $525,000 in back wages and interest to 205 Black and 13 Asian applicants after a routine investigation by the department alleged hiring discrimination by the federal contractor at its Indianapolis facility. 

September 12, 2023

US Department of Labor, Nielsen Company US reach agreement to resolve alleged race-based hiring discrimination in Dallas, San Antonio

DALLAS – The Nielsen Company US LLC, a global marketing research, data analytics and opinion-research company, will pay $570,000 in back wages and interest to resolve allegations of systemic race-based hiring discrimination in Dallas and San Antonio identified by the U.S. Department of Labor.

September 11, 2023

US Department of Labor, Navient Corp. enter into agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination

WILMINGTON, DE – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Navient Corp. to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at three of its facilities in Indiana, Pennsylvania and Texas. The Wilmington-based Navient Corp.'s entities have several contracts with the federal government.

August 23, 2023

Department of Labor files lawsuit to require DISH Network to provide employment data to complete compliance review at New Jersey location

NEW YORK– The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against DISH Network Corp. seeking an order to compel the company to provide documents and information needed to complete a review of the federal contractor’s equal employment opportunity practices at its Roseland, New Jersey, location.

August 9, 2023

Department of Labor enters agreement with Raytheon subsidiary to resolve alleged hiring discrimination in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with a federal defense contractor to resolve alleged discrimination against Black applicants who applied for assembler positions between 2018 and 2019 at its Burnsville facility.