January 19, 2022

US Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission unveil ‘HIRE’ initiative to advance equal opportunity at work

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today launched the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity with a roundtable discussion reflecting on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 10, 2022

El Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. descubre violaciones por parte de los desmotadores de algodón en más de 80 por ciento de sus investigaciones en siete estados del sureste

ATLANTA - Aunque la desmotadora de algodón ha aumentado enormemente la velocidad de producción de las cosechas desde su invención hace más de tres siglos, el Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU.

January 6, 2022

US Department of Labor administrative judge orders federal contractor to turn over documents as part of federal compliance audit

Date of action:                       Dec. 30, 2021

Type of action:                      Order

Names of defendants:       Convergys Customer Management Group Inc.

December 8, 2021

AlliedBarton Security Services LLC agrees to pay more than $1.1M to resolve gender, race-based pay discrimination allegations at New York location

NEW YORK - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with AlliedBarton Security Services LLC to resolve alleged pay discrimination affecting 2,263 female, Black and American Indian employees over a two-year period at the federal contractor’s New York City location.

December 2, 2021

US Department of Labor announces new web portal for federal contractors and subcontractors to certify whether they have developed and maintained an Affirmative Action Program

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the upcoming launch of an online portal through which federal government contractors and subcontractors will certify compliance with annual Affirmative Action Program requirements.

November 16, 2021

US Department of Labor opens online dialogue with stakeholders to expand access among underrepresented communities to Registered Apprenticeships

WASHINGTON –The U.S. Department of Labor today launched an online dialogue with stakeholders to increase access to Registered Apprenticeships for job seekers in underrepresented communities.

Conversation and ideas shared will help develop and shape future Registered Apprenticeship programs and funding opportunities, and foster diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

November 8, 2021

US Department of Labor announces proposal to return to long-standing policy, practice on religious exemption

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a proposal to rescind the final rule “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption.” The final rule has been in effect since Jan. 8, 2021. The Federal Register will publish the proposal on Nov. 9, 2021.

October 26, 2021

Louisville eyeglass manufacturer, US Department of Labor agreement resolves alleged discrimination affecting 654 Black, white job applicants

LOUISVILLE, KY – A Louisville-based maker of eyeglasses and other optical goods that allegedly discriminated against 654 Black and white applicants for production positions will pay $227,636 in back wages and interest to the applicants, and make 31 job offers as positions become available.

October 7, 2021

US Department of Labor, Serco Inc. agree to resolve alleged compensation discrimination identified against female IT workers

HERNDON, VA – A federal contractor in Herndon that provides professional, technology and management services has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to resolve allegations that the company paid female information technology professionals less than the company paid their male counterparts.

October 6, 2021

US Department of Labor, Aecom reach Conciliation Agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination by federal contractor in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Aecom Management Services have entered into an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Virginia Beach location. 

October 6, 2021

US Department of Labor, Thomson Reuters Corp. agree to resolve alleged gender, race-based pay discrimination at New York headquarters

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Thomson Reuters Corp. to resolve alleged pay discrimination in the company’s U.S. headquarters office in New York.

October 4, 2021

US Labor Department, IBM enter agreement to resolve alleged gender-based pay discrimination at Washington location

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Labor and IBM US Public Service GBS have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of gender-based pay discrimination within the federal contractor’s Functional Affirmative Action Program (FAAP) unit.

October 4, 2021

US Department of Labor, Regus Management Group reach agreement to resolve alleged race- and gender-based hiring discrimination nationwide

DALLAS – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Regus Management Group LLC, a leading global workspace provider, to resolve allegations of systemic race- and gender-based hiring discrimination at its facilities nationwide.

October 4, 2021

AstraZeneca agrees to pay $560K to resolve alleged race, gender-based pay discrimination at Wilmington, Delaware facility

AstraZeneca agrees to pay $560K to resolve alleged race, gender-based pay discrimination at Wilmington, Delaware facility

September 29, 2021

Highmark Health subsidiary agrees to pay $410K to resolve alleged compensation discrimination found in federal compliance evaluation

PITTSBURGH A Pittsburgh-based company that provides IT support to health plan providers has agreed to pay $410,000 in back pay and interest after a federal compliance evaluation alleged the federal contractor’s pay practices discriminated against 67 employees in the Associate Consultant and Consultant positions.  

September 17, 2021

US Department of Labor files complaint against ABM Janitorial Services alleging systemic racial discrimination at Maryland, Virginia offices

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed an administrative complaint against ABM Janitorial Services after a compliance evaluation by the department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs alleged systematic racial discrimination against Black and a smaller number of white applicants for janitorial positions at its Baltimore and Alexandria, Virginia, locations.

August 23, 2021

US Department of Labor enters agreement with disposable medical device manufacturer to resolve alleged hiring discrimination in Utah

SOUTH JORDAN, UT – The U.S. Department of Labor and Merit Services Inc., a manufacturer of disposable medical devices, have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.

July 30, 2021

US Department of Labor, Fastenal Co. enter agreement to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at High Point, North Carolina facility

HIGH POINT, NC – The U.S. Department of Labor and Fastenal Co. have agreed to resolve alleged systemic gender-based hiring discrimination that affected 483 female job applicants at its High Point facility from Dec. 7, 2016 through July 31, 2018.

July 21, 2021

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina enters agreement with US Department of Labor to resolve alleged hiring discrimination

COLUMBIA, SC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations that the company systemically discriminated against 117 Black, Hispanic, Asian and multi-racial applicants for a student entry-level training program at its Columbia headquarters.

June 29, 2021

US Department of Labor, Worley Group reach agreement to resolve alleged gender-based pay discrimination in Houston

HOUSTON – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Worley Group, to resolve alleged pay discrimination affecting 42 female, Black and Hispanic employees at its Houston location, formerly operated by Jacobs Engineering. The company’s parent, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is a federal defense contractor. In April 2019, Worley Group assumed control of Jacobs Engineering’s Houston operations.