September 24, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Agreement with Salt Lake City Diagnostics Company to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination

SALT LAKE CITY, UTThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with BioFire LLC – doing business as BioFire Diagnostics in Salt Lake City, Utah – to resolve allegations that the federal contractor discriminated against applicants for positions at its Salt Lake City facility. 

September 24, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Agreement with Texas Electronics Company to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination

MANSFIELD, TXThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with Mouser Electronics Inc. – an international distributor of semiconductors and electronic components – to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.

September 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Microsoft Corp. Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination Affecting 1,229 Applicants in Four States

DALLAS, TXThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Microsoft Corp. U.S. have entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement (ERCA) to resolve alleged hiring discrimination practices at its facilities in Irving, Texas; Redmond, Washington; New York, New York; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

August 24, 2020

Wells Fargo Agrees to Pay $7.8 Million in Back Wages After U.S. Department of Labor Alleges Hiring Discrimination

DALLAS, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. in which the bank has agreed to pay $7,800,000 in back wages and interest to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.

August 18, 2020

Missouri Federal Contractor Agrees to Pay $379,089 to Resolve Wage Discrimination found in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

ST. JOSEPH, MO – After a compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. – a global pharmaceutical company and federal contractor – will pay $379,089 in back pay and interest to 75 female employees to resolve alleged wage discrimination at its St. Joseph, Missouri, facility.

August 3, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Hosts Virtual Event to Encourage Recruiting, Retaining Veterans for Contractors and Community-Based Organizations

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will host an online town hall symposium on Aug. 4, 2020, for veterans and their spouses; federal contractors; state, local and federal agencies; and community-based organizations to highlight a locality-based model for recruiting and retaining veterans in Georgia.

July 27, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Defense Contractor Reach Agreement To Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination

DOUGLAS, GA – After a U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) investigation, PCC Airfoils – a wholly owned subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corp. – has entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve alleged gender discrimination at its Douglas, Georgia, location. While not admitting liability, the company will pay a settlement of $67,858 to the affected class.

July 26, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Marks Americans with Disabilities Act’s 30th Anniversary; Will Hold Commemorative Event in October

WASHINGTON, DCThe U.S. Department of Labor today commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark civil rights legislation that protects access and opportunity for people with disabilities across community life, including employment.

July 15, 2020

Federal Aerospace Contractor to Pay $250,000 to 76 Female Employees At Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Facility to Resolve Pay Discrimination Allegations

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – After a compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Rockwell Collins – a federal contractor that designs and manufactures avionics, flight controls and information technology systems – has agreed to pay $250,000 in back pay to 76 female employees to resolve alleged pay discrimination at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facility.

July 10, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Nova Southeastern University Reach Agreement to Resolve Compensation Disparities

MIAMI, FL – After a routine compliance evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that found pay disparities, the Department has entered into a conciliation agreement with Nova Southeastern University – a private university in Davie, Florida. The university has agreed to pay $300,000 in back wages in addition to $587,070 in salary adjustments already made by the university to resolve pay disparities. Nova Southeastern University does not admit any wrongdoing in the agreement.

July 7, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Review Results in Federal Contractor Paying $171,300 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination

SAN JOSE, CA – After a routine compliance evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Mphasis Corp. – a technology services company and federal contractor based in San Jose, California – has agreed to pay $171,300 in lost wages to resolve allegations of discriminating against white applicants at its facility.

July 7, 2020

Government Contractor Pays $650,000 in Back Pay, Interest to Settle Hiring Discrimination Allegations After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

FORT WORTH, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor and TTI Inc. – a federal contractor that manufactures and distributes electronic components – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at two of its Fort Worth, Texas, locations.

July 1, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Updates Regulation To Improve Veterans’ Access to Health Care

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will publish the Final Rule, “Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: TRICARE Providers” in the Federal Register.

June 26, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Verizon Communications Reach Settlement To Resolve Hiring Discrimination Allegations in New Mexico, Oklahoma

DALLAS, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor and Cellco Partnership – doing business as Verizon Wireless, Verizon Business Network Services Inc. and Verizon Corporate Resources Group LLC, all entities under Verizon Communications Inc. (Verizon) – has entered into an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement to resolve allegations of racial and gender-based hiring discrimination at facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

June 26, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Review Results in Federal Contractor Paying $858,492 in Back Wages to Settle Alleged Hiring Discrimination

PHOENIX, AZ – After a review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Shamrock Foods Company – a food products and services company based in Phoenix, Arizona – has agreed to pay $858,492 in lost wages, benefits, and interest to resolve allegations of discrimination against female, African American and white applicants at its facilities in Phoenix, Arizona, and Eastvale, California.

June 24, 2020

New Hampshire Federal Construction Subcontractor Enters Agreement To Settle Hiring Discrimination Found by U.S. Department of Labor

BOSTON, MA – After a routine compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), EnviroVantage Inc – a federal construction subcontractor at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard construction megaproject – has entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve hiring discrimination at its Epping, New Hampshire, facility.

June 22, 2020

Judge Orders Baltimore-Based Federal Contractor to Pay $960,905 In Back Wages to Resolve Discrimination and Harassment Allegations

BALTIMORE, MD – A judge with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ) has ordered WMS Solutions LLC – a Baltimore-based staffing agency and federal contractor specializing in asbestos removal and demolition – to pay $960,905 in back wages, damages and interest to remedy alleged discriminatory hiring and compensation practices.

June 4, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Oldcastle Building Envelope Inc. Reach Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination

COVINGTON, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Oldcastle Building Envelope Inc., a federal government contractor that supplies building materials – in which the employer will pay $300,000 in back wages and interest to eligible class members to resolve hiring discrimination allegations at the company’s Covington, Georgia facility.

April 17, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to More Efficiently Resolve Contractor Compliance Evaluations

WASHINGTON, DCThe U.S. Department of Labor today announced three directives from the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to increase accountability and efficiency in its enforcement and to maximize the effectiveness of compliance assistance resources to assist contractors in meeting their responsibilities.

April 15, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Analysis Group Inc. Enter Agreement To Settle Allegations of Hiring and Compensation Discrimination

BOSTON, MA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Boston, Massachusetts-based Analysis Group Inc. – one of the nation’s largest litigation support firms – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring and compensation discrimination at several of the firm’s U.S. facilities.