OFCCP News Releases

September 20, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Announces New Policies to Increase Transparency

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced two directives focused on providing more transparency in OFCCP activities as an essential tool for promoting compliance. These directives, which continue the goals of the Department's recently announced Office of Compliance Initiatives (OCI), encourage and facilitate fair and transparent OFCCP compliance evaluations, and OFCCP efficiency and consistency:

August 24, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Announces New Policies

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced three directives, including new procedures for reviewing contractor compensation practices, a program to verify that contractors are in compliance with federal affirmative action program (AAP) requirements, and an initiative establishing a recognition program for contractors with high-quality and high-performing compliance programs and initiatives.

August 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Policies to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity and Protect Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced two new policy directives focused on ensuring equal employment opportunity and protecting Americans’ religious freedom.

August 10, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers $222,000 to Resolve Pay Discrimination Investigation at San Diego Parker Hannifin Facility

SAN DIEGO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor reached a settlement with Parker Hannifin Corp. that requires the company to pay $222,000 to remedy pay discrimination violations identified at its San Diego Composite Sealing Solutions facility.

May 18, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Extends 2014 TRICARE Enforcement Moratorium

WASHINGTON, DC –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today issued a two-year extension of its enforcement moratorium relating to the affirmative obligations of TRICARE providers. This moratorium has been in effect for four years, and will now expire on May 7, 2021; it will also now apply to Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program providers.

May 14, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Recovers More Than $2.9 Million To Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination Violations at Dell EMC

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Dell EMC that requires the company to pay more than $2.9 million in back wages to remedy alleged pay discrimination violations at four Dell EMC locations in California and North Carolina. Headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Dell EMC is a federal contractor providing computing, networking, and data storage solutions.  

March 19, 2018

U.S. Department of Labor Compliance Evaluation Results in Agreement With Humana to Pay $2.5 Million in Back Wages and Interest To 753 Women to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC – After a routine compliance evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Humana Inc. has agreed to pay $2.5 million in back wages and interest as part of a conciliation agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve allegations of pay discrimination against 753 women at the health insurance company’s headquarters in Louisville.

August 14, 2017

B&H Foto Resolves Allegations of Discrimination, Bias, and Harassment

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a consent decree with B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. to resolve allegations of systemic hiring, compensation, and promotion discrimination, as well as harassment, at the company’s Brooklyn Navy Yard warehouse.

June 8, 2017

US Labor Department, KPMG enter agreement to settle allegations of hiring discrimination at New Jersey office

MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and KPMG, one of the world’s largest auditing firms, have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.

April 25, 2017

US Department of Labor settles charges of hiring discrimination with Silicon Valley company

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a consent decree with Palantir Technologies Inc. to resolve charges of systemic hiring discrimination at the company’s Palo Alto facility.

April 18, 2017

US Labor Department, Texas Workforce Solutions to host symposium, job fair

Who: U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Texas Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend

What: Falfurrias Border Patrol Station Symposium and Job Fair

When: April 20, 2017
Symposium: 9-11a.m. CDT
Job Fair: 1-3p.m. CDT

April 17, 2017

Settlement resolves 24-year-old hiring discrimination case

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has settled a case that arose from a 1993 compliance review of NationsBank, N.A., that found systematic hiring violations involving African-American applicants for entry-level jobs and led to more than two decades of litigation. NationsBank merged with the Bank of America, N.A. in 1998.

March 27, 2017

Iowa munitions manufacturer, US Department of Labor reach settlement on back wages, reasonable accommodation for disabilities

MIDDLETOWN, Iowa – A munitions manufacturer for the U.S. Army in Iowa has agreed to pay two former security officers a total of $50,000 in back pay and other damages after the U.S.

January 18, 2017

US Labor Department sues JPMorgan Chase & Co. for discriminatory pay practices against female employees

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co., alleging that the financial institution systematically discriminated against female employees in certain professional positions by compensating them less than their male counterparts. The suit maintains that JPMorgan’s compensation policies and practices violated Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating in employment on the basis of sex.

January 18, 2017

US Department of Labor sues Oracle America Inc. for discriminatory employment practices

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Oracle America, Inc. alleging the leading technology company has a systemic practice of paying Caucasian male workers more than their counterparts in the same job title, which led to pay discrimination against female, African American and Asian employees.

January 12, 2017

LexisNexis Risk Solutions to pay over $1.2M in back pay and interest to 211 employees after investigation finds pay discrimination

ATLANTA – LexisNexis Risk Solutions will pay over $1.2 million in back pay and interest and provide additional relief to resolve allegations of systemic pay discrimination against women at its facilities in Alpharetta, Georgia, and Boca Raton, Florida.

January 9, 2017

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Louisiana resolves US Labor Department claim of hiring discrimination against 467 warehouse workers

SAINT ROSE, La. – A routine investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Louisiana, LLC, systemically discriminated against black applicants in its hiring practices at its St. Rose warehouse facility. The company has entered into a consent decree to resolve the department’s claims.

January 4, 2017

US Department of Labor sues Google Inc. for compensation data

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit to require Google Inc. to provide requested compensation data and documents for the multinational company’s Mountain View headquarters as part of a routine compliance evaluation.

December 20, 2016

Hormel Foods to pay $550K in back wages to 403 female applicants at Nebraska facility after US Labor Department finds hiring discrimination

FREMONT, Neb. – Hormel Foods Corp. has agreed to hire 37 women with retroactive seniority and pay $550,000 in back wages to 403 female job applicants denied entry-level production positions at its Fremont hog-processing facility. The global food manufacturer’s action resolves U.S. Department of Labor findings that the company – a large federal contractor – discriminated in hiring against women in violation of Executive Order 11246.

December 13, 2016

US Labor Department’s lawsuit alleges hiring discrimination at federal contractor’s beef-processing plant in Cactus, Texas

Date of Action: Dec. 9, 2016

Type of Action: Lawsuit filed with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges 

Defendant(s): JBS USA Lux S.A.
Swift Beef Co.