June 29, 2022

Readout: US Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission host HIRE Roundtable on making workplaces more inclusive

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hosted an online discussion on June 28, 2022, on skills-based hiring to promote equal employment opportunity in the workplace.

June 23, 2022

Becton, Dickinson and Company agrees to pay $499K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Nebraska subsidiaries in Columbus, Holdrege

COLUMBUS, NE The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Becton, Dickinson and Company to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at the medical technology manufacturer’s three subsidiaries in Columbus and Holdrege.

June 10, 2022

Federal court sentences former Wisconsin union president who embezzled $219K from employee benefit plan, union funds to 8 months home confinement

MILWAUKEE – A federal judge has sentenced the former president of the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1295 – a dockworkers’ union known as the Milwaukee Grain Trimmers – to home confinement of 240 consecutive days, 2 years of probation, ordered to pay a $200 special assessment and $219,000 in restitution to the union and its employee benefit plan.

May 3, 2022

US Department of Labor, LinkedIn Corp. enter agreement to resolve alleged pay discrimination on behalf of 686 female workers in California

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Department of Labor and LinkedIn Corp. have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of systemic, gender-based pay discrimination by the operator of employment-oriented websites and mobile apps at its San Francisco and Sunnyvale, California, facilities.

April 28, 2022

US Department of Labor agreement with Rockland Bakery Inc. requires employer to pay $850K to resolve hiring discrimination allegations

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a conciliation agreement with Rockland Bakery Inc. to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at the federal contractor’s Nanuet location affecting female, Black and Asian class members.

April 28, 2022

Readout: Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hold second roundtable to advance equity opportunities

WASHINGTON – During an online roundtable today held by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, panelists discussed challenges workers face as they reenter the workforce after periods of unemployment.

April 25, 2022

Multinational healthcare services company agrees to pay $550K to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at northern New Jersey location

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – IQVIA Inc., a multinational healthcare services company, will pay $550,000 in back wages and interest to 984 qualified female and Black applicants as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at its Parsippany, New Jersey, facility.

March 15, 2022

US Department of Labor announces pay equity audit directive for federal contractors to identify barriers to equal pay

WASHINGTON Today, as the nation observes Equal Pay Day – the day through which U.S. women typically must work to be paid the same wages men received in 2021 – the U.S.

February 24, 2022

Bimbo Bakeries will pay $131K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination identified in US Department of Labor audit of Nebraska baking plant

BELLEVUE, NE – A company known for baking some of the nation’s leading brands will pay $131,216 in back pay and interest to 134 qualified female applicants as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at a Bellevue, Nebraska baking facility.

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.