October 23, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and B. Braun Medical Inc. Enter Into Agreement to Resolve Charges of Gender Discrimination

PHILADELPHIA, PAThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with B. Braun Medical Inc. – a federal contractor based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – to resolve allegations of discrimination against female employees.

October 22, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Newport News Shipbuilding Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement with Newport News Shipbuilding – a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries – to resolve allegations of systematic hiring discrimination and to enhance future compliance proactively.

October 21, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Request for Information To Combat Race and Sex Stereotyping

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced it will publish a Request for Information (RFI), as required by Executive Order 13950, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” on Sept. 22, 2020.

October 19, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Best Year for Compliance Assistance By Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) had the best year for compliance assistance and the second highest year for monetary settlements for fiscal year (FY) 2020.

October 19, 2020

CORRECTED: U.S. Department of Labor and Federal Beverage Contractor Reach Settlement To Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination at Houston, Texas, Facility

HOUSTON, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with The American Bottling Company to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at the Houston, Texas, facility.

October 19, 2020

University of Connecticut to Pay $249,539 to Female Employees to Settle Pay Discrimination Allegations in U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

HARTFORD, CT The University of Connecticut will pay $249,539 to resolve alleged pay discrimination at its Storrs, Connecticut, campus following a routine compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

October 14, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Comcast Corp. Reach Agreement To Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination

PHILADELPHIA, PAThe U.S. Department of Labor and Comcast Corp. – headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of pay discrimination against African American and Hispanic employees identified by the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

October 7, 2020

Federal Contractor to Pay $503,000, Make Other Remedies to Resolve Discrimination Allegations in Federal Compliance Review

WASHINGTON, DC - Federal subcontractor Potomac Abatement Inc. – a construction company based in Jessup, Maryland – has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to pay $503,000 in back wages and interest, and extend job offers to 16 class members to remedy allegations of racial bias against 179 employees. 

October 7, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and the University of Delaware Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination

NEWARK, DE – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement with the University of Delaware in Newark, to resolve allegations of systemic hiring discrimination. The university has agreed to pay $100,000 in back pay, interest and benefits to the affected male class members who applied and were not hired for custodial technician positions.

October 7, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Alsco Inc. Enter Agreement To Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination in Lanham, Maryland

LANHAM, MDThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Alsco Inc. have entered into an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement to resolve allegations of systematic hiring discrimination at its Lanham, Maryland, facility. Alsco Inc.

October 5, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Princeton University Reach Agreement To Resolve Pay Disparities in Professors’ Positions

NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Princeton University entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination. Princeton University has agreed to pay $925,000 in back pay and at least $250,000 in future salary adjustments to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination by OFCCP.

October 2, 2020

Yale University Agrees to Pay $87,500 to Settle Pay Discrimination Allegations with U.S. Department of Labor

HARTFORD, CT – Yale University, a private university, will pay $87,500 to resolve alleged pay discrimination at the university’s New Haven, Connecticut, campus.

October 1, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Conciliation Agreement With Law Firm to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination

PROVIDENCE, RI – After a routine compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Locke Lord LLP – a federal contractor formerly known as Edwards Wildman – voluntarily entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of pay discrimination at its Providence, Rhode Island, office.  

September 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor, Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities to Join Online to Encourage Employers to Build Disability Inclusive Workforces

ATLANTA, GA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in Atlanta, Georgia, announced it will hold a virtual symposium on Oct. 6, 2020, to promote inclusive workplaces for individuals with disabilities. The event coincides with October’s 75th annual celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

September 28, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Launches Hotline to Combat Race and Sex Stereotyping by Federal Contractors

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has established a hotline and email address to receive and investigate complaints under existing Executive Order 11246 as well as Executive Order 13950, “Executive Order Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” issued on Sept. 22, 2020 by the President of the United States.

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 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 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.