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  • Be a Part of Understanding What Works in Implementing Section 503
    by Kathleen Lee, Sarah von Schrader - September 15, 2017
    Have we moved the employment needle for individuals with disabilities or just become more aware of disability inclusion initiatives? There has been tremendous buzz surrounding the business case for disability inclusion; however, this does not always translate into good jobs or career development. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, "Americans of all abilities must have access to good, safe jobs. Sm...
  • EEOC Delivers $2 Million Consent Decree to UPS
    by Cindy Karrow - September 15, 2017
    United Parcel Service (UPS) has agreed to settle a nationwide lawsuit filed in 2009 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement agreement will pay $2 million to approximately 70 current and former UPS employees who were alleged victims of disability discrimination. Read the EEOC Press Release issued August 8, 2017. The saga began in 2009 when EEOC charged that the world’s largest package delive...
  • The New World of Demographics
    by Bill Osterndorf - September 15, 2017
    In a world where change seems to be everywhere, it is reassuring to know there are a few things that are constants. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Traffic will be congested when driving in a major city during rush hour. The federal government will issue regulations and some people will be unhappy about these regulations. While people are also in a constant state of change, something we traditionally...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 9
    by Local JobNetwork™ - September 15, 2017
    Tools for Your Toolbox – Understanding and Communicating the Fundamentals in Order to Achieve Success Topic: AAP In order to have effective Affirmative Action policies and stay on the right side of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations, it is critical to understand the difference between several sets of concepts...
  • Tools for Your Toolbox – Understanding and Communicating the Fundamentals in Order to Achieve Success
    by Lisa Kaiser - September 15, 2017
    In order to have effective Affirmative Action policies and stay on the right side of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations, it is critical to understand the difference between several sets of concepts that are distinct, but often erroneously used interchangeably. Frequently, the assumption is that key staff understand these words or phrases, but in practice, terms relating to EEO are misunderstood by not...
  • Why Conduct an HR Audit?
    by Judy Lindenberger - September 15, 2017
    All businesses must comply with a number of State and Federal employment regulations. If you don’t know about employment laws and regulations, or if you know and do not follow them, your business could be required to pay fees or be in danger of being sued. What can smart companies do? Proactively conduct a human resources audit. A human resources audit is a comprehensive review of your employment policies and practices....
  • Google Prevails, in Part (and For Now), in Compensation Data Dispute With OFCCP
    On July 14, 2017, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Recommended Decision and Order (the “Opinion”) in the case brought by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) against Google over Google’s refusal to turn over certain employee data as part of a compliance audit. The ALJ’s thorough opinion is informative, providing insights into OFCCP’s processes in compliance...
  • Performance and Conduct Issues in Employees with Mental Health Impairments
    by Melanie Whetzel - August 18, 2017
    Performance and conduct issues can be a source of concern for federal contractors in general, but can trigger even greater concern when employees with mental health impairments are involved. How do contractors address these concerns with their employees? It may be a difficult thing to do even when the contractor is aware of a mental health issue, but what if they are not aware? What if the contractor suspects that a mental...
  • Retailer Bass Pro Agrees to $10.5 Million Settlement With EEOC
    by Cindy Karrow - August 18, 2017
    On July 26, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $10.5 million settlement with Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC for an alleged hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the agency almost six years ago, on September 21, 2011. Bass Pro is a nationwide retailer of sporting goods, apparel, and other miscellaneous products headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. EEOC alleged th...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 8
    by Local JobNetwork™ - August 18, 2017
    To Merge or Not to Merge: Is That the Question? Topic: OFCCP The White House has proposed merging the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), purportedly to reduce redundancies in civil rights enforcement. Some prominent members of the federal...more...