Knowledge is Power–Especially When It Comes to Understanding the OFCCP Regulatory Environment
Navigating the regulations set in place by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) can be like trying to interpret a foreign language. Coupled with over 300 years of industry experience and extensive regulatory knowledge, DirectEmployers Association provides its Members with an unparalleled solution for federal contractors to comply with the OFCCP’s Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) job listing requirements and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 outreach obligations.
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The OFCCP’s definition of “similarly situated” for the purposes of evaluating compensation differences in its new sex discrimination regulations is so broad that it provides little guidance for federal contractors and goes beyond Title VII standards, two attorneys who handle OFCCP compliance matters recently told Employment Law Daily. The final rule, published in the Federal Register on June 15, 2016 (81 FR 39108-39169), replaces the guidelines at 41 CFR Part 60-20 with new sex discrimination regulations. The regulations, which implement the prohibition against sex discrimination contained in Executive Order (EO) 11246, took effect on August 15, 2016. Section 60–20.4(a) of the new regulations prohibits contractors from paying “different compensation to similarly situated employees on the basis of sex.” But the standard to which the OFCCP will hold contractors in assessing exactly which employees are “similarly situated” is far from clear, the attorneys stated.Read More
Member Mike Bazinet, Associate Director of Plasma Recruitment at Grifols Inc. is authoring a series of guest posts on how employers can be more effective with their veteran recruitment, outreach and retention efforts. Be sure to read Mike’s previous post, “The Interview from a Veteran’s …Read More
We can say that we offer the best OFCCP compliance solution, but what really speaks volumes is what our Members have to say about why they choose to continually renew their memberships each year. With over 868+ Member companies, you’ll see we go beyond the …Read More