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.

June 28, 2021

US Foods will pay nearly $160K to resolve alleged hiring discrimination identified in US Department of Labor audit of Illinois distribution center

ROSEMONT, IL – US Foods will pay $159,550 in back pay and interest to 114 female and Black job 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 found at its Bensenville distribution facility. The company will also offer jobs to 16 applicants.

June 25, 2021

CORRECTED: US Department of Labor, Bechtel subsidiary 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 Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals Inc., to resolve alleged pay discrimination affecting 22 female employees at its Houston location.

June 22, 2021

US Department of Labor announces dialogue to promote employment equity for women workers

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor announced today’s launch of a national online dialogue to gather ideas to improve labor outcomes for women, especially economically disadvantaged women. The dialogue will be open until July 9.

June 11, 2021

US Department of Labor outlines upcoming worker-centered protections in Biden-Harris administration Spring 2021 Regulatory Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC – A mother of two struggles to budget for child care expenses on an hourly income of $11.50 as a call center worker with a federal contractor. A construction company owner learns they’ve lost another federal contract because a competitor was able to underbid the job by not paying livable wages. Socially conscious investors want to maximize their savings and do the planet some good, but are frustrated by the investment options available to do that.

May 14, 2021

US Department of Labor reaches agreement with Conduent Inc. to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at Oklahoma facility

YUKON, OK – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Conduent Inc. to resolve alleged systemic hiring discrimination against Black, Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander applicants for customer care assistant positions at its Yukon facility.

April 20, 2021

US Department of Labor opens national dialogue to improve outreach to teens on workplace issues of safety, wages, job training, discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor is extending an invitation to teens, parents, educators, employers and other interested stakeholders to join a national online dialogue through April 30 to gather ideas on how the department can connect with teens better.

February 1, 2021

Google LLC, US Department of Labor settlement resolves alleged pay, hiring discrimination at California, Washington State locations

SAN FRANCISCOThe U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Google LLC to resolve allegations of systemic compensation and hiring discrimination at the company’s California and Washington State facilities and will pay over $3.8 million to more than 5,500 current employees and job applicants.

January 11, 2021

Lockheed Martin Corp. Agrees to Pay $700,000 to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination Following U.S. Department of Labor Investigation

BETHESDA, MDThe U.S. Department of Labor and Lockheed Martin Corp.’s RMS Engineering & Technology Unit have entered into an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination found by the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). While not admitting liability in the investigation, Lockheed Martin Corp.

December 22, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and CHPRC Enter Agreement to Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination Against Female Employees in Richland, Washington

SEATTLE, WA – The U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement (ERCA) with CH2M HILL Plateau Remediation Co. (CHPRC), resolving allegations that the federal contractor engaged in systemic compensation discrimination against female employees in Richland, Washington. While not admitting wrongdoing, the environmental cleanup contractor agreed to an ERCA, and to enhance future compliance proactively.

December 17, 2020

Indianapolis Sportswear and Equipment Provider Agrees to Pay $600,000 To Resolve Discrimination Alleged by U.S. Department of Labor

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – BSN Sports LLC Indianapolis will pay $600,000 in back pay and interest to more than 3,000 job applicants at its Indianapolis, Indiana, production facility as part an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to resolve alleged hiring discrimination.

December 14, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and Crothall Healthcare Reach Agreement to Resolve Alleged Hiring Discrimination

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Crothall Healthcare, in which the Wayne, Pennsylvania-based health services provider will pay $120,000 in back pay and interest to 224 male applicants to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination.

December 7, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Final Rule to Implement Legal Requirements for Religious Exemption

WASHINGTON, DC The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) today released its Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption” Final Rule, which will be published in an upcoming edition of the Federal Register. This rule will encourage the full and equal participation of religious organizations as federal contractors.

December 4, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Reaches Agreement with Baker & Taylor to Resolve Allegations of Hiring Discrimination Found at Illinois Facility

MOMENCE, IL - The U.S. Department of Labor has entered into a conciliation agreement with Baker & Taylor LLC to resolve allegations of race and gender-based hiring discrimination against Black and male applicants at the company’s Momence, Illinois, distribution facility. While not admitting liability in the investigation, Baker & Taylor LLC agreed to pay $127,375 in back pay and interest to 42 applicants to resolve alleged hiring discrimination at its Momence, Illinois, facility.

December 3, 2020

Statement by OFCCP Director Craig Leen Regarding Updates Between OFCCP and Oracle America

WASHINGTON, DC – Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Director Craig Leen issued the following statement regarding updates between OFCCP and Oracle America:

“After nearly four years of litigation and investing extensive resources, the Department of Labor has determined not to appeal the 278-page Recommended Decision and Order of the Administrative Law Judge in OFCCP v. Oracle America.

December 3, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor and AT&T Reach Agreement To Resolve Compensation Disparities Involving Female Employees

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and AT&T Services Inc. entered into an agreement that requires AT&T to pay $173,000 and provide other non-monetary relief to address pay disparities between male and female employees in California and Nevada. While not admitting liability in the investigation, AT&T has agreed to an early resolution conciliation agreement and to enhance future compliance proactively.