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What’s on OFCCP’s Agenda?

The short answer to this question is not much, or so it seems. Part of the reason for this is likely the fact we are still awaiting selection of a new OFCCP Director.  Deputy OFCCP Director Thomas M. Dowd currently continues in the position of Acting Director and we’ve not heard any news regarding DOL [...]

2017-07-26T16:40:43+00:00 July 26th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on What’s on OFCCP’s Agenda?

Breaking News: EEOC/OFCCP Proposed Merger Resulting in Unexpected Allies

As we speculated yesterday, the White House’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 proposes to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In the proposed budget, released this morning, the OFCCP would see its budget reduced from $105 million to approximately $88 million and have its [...]

2017-05-30T18:41:07+00:00 May 30th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Breaking News: EEOC/OFCCP Proposed Merger Resulting in Unexpected Allies

Is a Merger of OFCCP and EEOC on the Horizon?

In February 2017, we speculated whether the Trump Administration would eliminate the OFCCP as a possible cost-cutting measure.  The discussion has continued since that time, and has, in the past weeks gathered more interest. The latest on the topic of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) fate stems from a recommendation by the Heritage [...]

2017-05-30T18:41:07+00:00 May 30th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Is a Merger of OFCCP and EEOC on the Horizon?

Mental Health at Work

Body:    blog-20170518-mentalhealth.jpg   As a person with bipolar disorder, mental illness feels like a balancing act. In order to stay healthy, I have to be sure to take my meds, get enough sleep, and stay attuned to my mood. I am always aware of the potential for the symptoms of mania and depression to [...]

2017-05-30T18:41:06+00:00 May 30th, 2017|ODEP News|Comments Off on Mental Health at Work

How We Show Appreciation for Our Military

Body:  A veteran checks out the Labor Department's online resources.   Bradley served 10 years in the U.S. Army as a military police officer, but when he left, the civilian job market he found was less friendly than the one he remembered. Looking for a leg up, he visited an American Job Center in Las [...]

2017-05-30T18:41:04+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Vets News|Comments Off on How We Show Appreciation for Our Military

Department of Labor to Recognize Employers Who Recruit, Employer Veterans

Coming out of the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act), signed by President Trump on May 5, the U.S Department of Labor has created the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.  The program will award employers who “recruit, retain, and employ veterans, and who offer charitable services in support of the [...]

2017-05-10T04:50:39+00:00 May 10th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Department of Labor to Recognize Employers Who Recruit, Employer Veterans

Transitioning from Service: Employment and Retirement Planning

Body:  Transitioning to civilian employment? We've got resources to help veterans today, and in the future.   Here at the Department of Labor we’re empowering transitioning service members to make informed decisions as they move into successful civilian careers. Developing sound financial habits is a key part of a secure financial future. Some of the [...]

2017-05-09T19:36:17+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Vets News|Comments Off on Transitioning from Service: Employment and Retirement Planning

Senate Votes to “Disapprove” Blacklisting Regulation

By a narrow margin of 49-48, the Senate has voted to “disapprove” President Obama’s much challenged Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which required the mandatory reporting of labor violations for contractors going through the contract procurement process.  Relying on the power granted it by the Congressional Review Act, Congress has all be sealed the [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:16+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Senate Votes to “Disapprove” Blacklisting Regulation

Confirmation Hearing Set for Secretary of Labor Nominee

The confirmation hearing for President Trump’s second Secretary of Labor nominee, Alex Acosta, has been set for March 15. Acosta was nominated after President Trump’s initial nominee, Andrew Puzder withdrew from consideration following growing controversy. While nothing prevents Acosta’s confirmation hearing from being postponed, as Puzder’s was several times before his eventual withdrawal, there does [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:16+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Confirmation Hearing Set for Secretary of Labor Nominee

New Pay Equity Advisor Blog Launched

As we continue to see issues of pay equity arise on a daily basis, Jackson Lewis is pleased to announce the launch of its Pay Equity Advisor blog.  The blog was created to provide updates and practical strategies to employers facing hot button issues surrounding compensation and pay equity as the call for pay transparency [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:16+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on New Pay Equity Advisor Blog Launched