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.

April 13, 2020

Government Contractor Pays $362,500 in Back Pay, Interest to Settle Hiring Discrimination Allegations After U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

NORCO, LOUISIANA – The U.S. Department of Labor and Valero Refinery Company – a global manufacturer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products in Norco, Louisiana – have entered into a conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.

March 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Takes Actions to Facilitate Response Efforts For COVID-19 Outbreak

WASHINGTON, DC – Following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today issued a National Interest Exemption memorandum to facilitate response efforts for COVID-19, also known as novel coronavirus.

March 16, 2020

UPDATED: U.S. Department of Labor and Cisco Systems Inc. Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination in San Jose

SAN JOSE, CA – Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to pay $2,000,000 in lost wages and interest to affected employees in San Jose, California, and provide at least $2,750,000 in pay-equity adjustments to its employees nationwide in the next five years in an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement (ERCA) after the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) claimed the company paid women, black and Hispanic employees less than comparable male and white employees in similar positions.

March 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Plan To Assist Federal Contractors’ Compliance

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a Town Hall Action Plan based on insights and actionable recommendations derived from meetings hosted by the agency in 2019. Between Feb. 26, 2019 and Oct. 23, 2019, OFCCP hosted seven town hall meetings. These sessions allowed OFCCP to use feedback it received to review its compliance assistance efforts and identify ways to enhance contractors' understanding of their equal employment opportunity obligations.

February 26, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Launches Interactive Learning Management System for Federal Contractors

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today released its first-ever Contractor Compliance Institute (CCI) – an interactive learning management system designed to educate employers with federal contracts and subcontracts on how to comply with OFCCP’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) regulations.

February 19, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Resolution of Allegations Of Hiring Discrimination by Time Warner Cable

CHARLOTTE, NC – After a routine compliance evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Time Warner Cable LCC – a large telecommunications company – and the department have entered into an early resolution conciliation agreement. As a result, the company will pay $745,000 in back wages and interest to resolve hiring discrimination violations found at three company facilities. Time Warner Cable did not admit any wrongdoing.  

December 27, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Updates Regulations on Resolution Procedures for Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would codify OFCCP’s current resolution procedures and add an expedited conciliation option for more efficient resolutions.

November 13, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Releases Updated Technical Assistance Guide For Construction Industry Contractors

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a comprehensive Technical Assistance Guide (TAG) for the construction industry. The guide will assist contractors meet their legal requirements and responsibilities for equal employment opportunity by preventing violations before they occur.

November 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Provides Scheduling List for Federal Contractors Subject to Reviews for Compliance with Vietnam Veterans Era Laws

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today released its first scheduling list solely for reviews focused on compliance with the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. These reviews will be similar in scope to reviews OFCCP began earlier in 2019 focused on compliance with its disability law.

November 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Directive Promoting Employment of Military Spouses

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today released a directive renewing its commitment to military spouses. The directive encourages contractors to recruit, hire and retain the spouses of veterans and active duty military.

November 8, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Opinion Letters to Enhance Military Service Members’ Ability to Succeed in Civilian Workforce

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today the issuance of two opinion letters that will assist active duty service members in their transitions to the civilian workforce.

November 5, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to Clarify Rule to Improve Veterans, Military Service Members and Families’ Access to Healthcare

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) intended to clarify OFCCP's authority to help veterans, uniformed service members, and their families get access to the healthcare services they need.