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CWC’s Latest OFCCP Financial Settlements Update, September 2020

20-195 | 30 Sep 2020
Our latest summary of OFCCP financial settlements announced since CWC’s last update includes a “global” Conciliation Agreement containing a total of $7.8 million in remedies.

OFCCP Announces New NIEs for Hurricane and Wildfire Relief Contracts

20-194 | 29 Sep 2020
OFCCP recently issued three more so-called National Interest Exemptions temporarily relieving federal contractors with contracts to provide disaster assistance related to the California and Oregon Wildfires as well as Hurricane Sally from written AAP requirements, bringing the total number of NIEs issued since the Trump Administration took office to fourteen.

U.S. Senate Confirms Three New EEOC Commissioners

20-193 | 28 Sep 2020
The U.S. Senate last week finally voted to confirm President Trump’s three pending nominees to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, thus ensuring a Republican majority on the EEOC until at least 2022.

New Trump Executive Order Bars Certain Diversity-Related Contractor Training

20-192 | 28 Sep 2020
President Trump has issued a new Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from providing any training programs that include content on race or sex “stereotyping or scapegoating,” effective for new government contracts beginning on November 21, 2020.

1st Circuit Rules That Employer May Have To Accommodate Employee Who Can Do Job’s Essential Functions

20-191 | 25 Sep 2020
According to this federal appeals court ruling, “[a]n employee who can, with some difficulty, perform the essential functions of his job without accommodation nevertheless remains eligible to request and receive a reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CWC's Comments To DOL Seek Harmonizing Paid Leave Mandates, Clarifying FMLA Regulations

20-190 | 25 Sep 2020
Our comments to the Department of Labor on two separate “Requests for Information” seeking input on leave issues offer a number of recommendations for changes that we believe would help to mitigate some of the current compliance challenges faced by employers that operate in multiple jurisdictions.

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED: DOL Proposes New Rule for Classifying Workers as Employees or Independent Contractors Under FLSA

20-189 | 24 Sep 2020
In a long-awaited regulatory action, the Labor Department is proposing to adopt a new “interpretive” rule for determining whether an individual is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act. CWC will be submitting comments in favor of the proposal, and welcomes member feedback.
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