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Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increased Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal contractors working on or in connection with contracts covered by Executive Order 13658 will be $10.35/ hour.  The announcement was made via posting in the federal register on September 15, 2017.  The wage rate for tipped employees will also increase to $7.25/hour. This is the third increase [...]

2017-09-18T20:21:27+00:00 September 18th, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increased Effective January 1, 2018

Update on OFCCP/EEOC Merger

In a recent letter responding to an inquiry regarding the proposed merger between OFCCP and EEOC, Acting OFCCP Director Tom Dowd detailed the regulatory requirements to undertake a merger, which would take effect in 2019.  He also suggested interim alternatives exist to achieve the efficiencies intended by the merger, implying the proposed merger is unlikely to occur. Director Dowd’s letter [...]

2017-08-31T01:38:50+00:00 August 31st, 2017|OFCCP News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Update on OFCCP/EEOC Merger

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

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

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

Form cc305 – Status of PSA on Disability Self-ID

Dear ILG Chairs,Please see below for important information regarding the Voluntary Disability Self-ID Invitation Form and the 2015 VETS-4212 Reporting.  Please feel free to share this NILG communication with your local ILG Members.Electronisizing Form cc305  ( Below)During last week’s ILG Chairs/OFCCP meeting at national conference, a question surfaced regarding electronisizing Form cc-305 as follows: To make [...]

2015-08-07T20:15:56+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Form cc305 – Status of PSA on Disability Self-ID

READ THE FINE PRINT – Why some employers may unknowingly be subject to the $10.10/hr minimum wage

By Michael C. Greene, Fisher & Phillips LLP Michael C. Greene Fisher & Phillips LLP Imagine your company receives a letter asserting it should be paying its minimum wage employees nearly $3 more per hour. For many employers the acronyms OFCCP, AAP, and E.O. 11246 mean very little when, in fact, they should be the equivalent [...]

2015-06-29T14:40:10+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on READ THE FINE PRINT – Why some employers may unknowingly be subject to the $10.10/hr minimum wage

Special Needs Resources, Programs and Indicator 13 Compliance

Special education is the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment, materials, accessible settings, and other interventions designed to help students with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success.Often, students with special needs, such as learning difficulties or differences, mental health and/or behavioral challenges, physical or mental [...]

2015-06-19T16:52:21+00:00 June 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Special Needs Resources, Programs and Indicator 13 Compliance