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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

Veteran Hiring Benchmark Reduced – Again

OFCCP has released its revised VEVRAA hiring benchmark for 2017.  The agency has lowered the benchmark to 6.7 percent, down from the previous 6.9 percent mark. As was the case last year, the agency provided guidance for contractors to implement the new benchmark stating: Contractors who adopted the previous year’s national benchmark of 6.9 percent after [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Veteran Hiring Benchmark Reduced – Again

It’s Official: Blacklisting Executive Order Revoked

As anticipated, President Trump has put an end to Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces, also known as the “blacklisting” executive order.  As expected, the President signed legislation disapproving of the Executive Order pursuant to the Congressional Review Act.  He also issued an Executive Order officially revoking the initial authorizing Executive Order signed by [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on It’s Official: Blacklisting Executive Order Revoked

Audit Letters Are In The Mail

As an update to last month’s report that OFCCP has put 800 establishments on notice of upcoming audits, we have learned that as of Friday, March 17, 2017, OFCCP has started sending out letters actually initiating audits. Unlike the courtesy scheduling announcement letters (CSALs) which provide advance notice of an audit, the Scheduling Letters put [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Audit Letters Are In The Mail

Update: Acosta Confirmation Hearing Pushed Back

The confirmation hearing for new Secretary of Labor nominee, Alexander Acosta, has been pushed back until March 22 to allow him to travel to Nashville with the President.  Its anticipated once the hearing moves forward, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will vote within on Acosta’s confirmation within the following week.  Stay tuned for new developments.

2017-05-05T14:37:15+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Update: Acosta Confirmation Hearing Pushed Back

Impact of “Hire American” Executive Order on Federal Contractor Staffing

At a ceremony in Wisconsin this week, President Trump signed yet another executive order, this one entitled, “Buy American and Hire American.” What does this mean for federal contractors?  It’s not exactly clear at this point, but as our colleagues have previously discussed, the “hire American” portion of the President’s latest Executive Order is focused on revamping the H-1B [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:14+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Impact of “Hire American” Executive Order on Federal Contractor Staffing

Senate Confirms Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor

In a long-awaited, much anticipated, yet relatively low-key vote, the Senate has confirmed Alexander Acosta as the next U.S. Secretary of Labor.  Following a moderately contentious hearing last month before the Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee, the full Senate approved Acosta with a 60-38 vote, finally filling a key position in President Trump’s cabinet. [...]

2017-05-05T14:37:14+00:00 May 5th, 2017|OFCCP News|Comments Off on Senate Confirms Alexander Acosta as Secretary of Labor