Tuesday, July 9, 2024

OFCCP has announced 16 formal settlements of enforcement actions against federal contractors during the first three quarters of the fiscal year. Our memo provides details.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

The new minimum weekly salary of $844 for a white-collar employee to qualify for exemption from federal overtime coverage has taken effect except for employees of the state of Texas, based on a federal court’s preliminary injunction.

Monday, July 1, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has asked OMB for approval to use a more detailed scheduling letter and itemized listing for compliance reviews of construction contractors. While the agency rejected our recommendations, its response provides some in

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

As the July 1 certification deadline approaches, technical issues have once again frustrated OFCCP’s Contractor Portal certification process.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Our comments to the Office of Management and Budget argue that OFCCP’s Contractor Portal remains overly burdensome to federal contractors, and that changes should be made before it is extended for another three years

Monday, June 17, 2024

In what could be a precedent for other federal whistleblower protection laws, Congress has added substantial monetary penalties as a remedy for whistleblower retaliation related to aviation safety violations.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

OFCCP’s latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) puts some 500 federal contractor establishments on notice that they’ve been flagged for an upcoming compliance audit.

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

A recent lawsuit filed by the Labor Department against an auto manufacturer and its supplier and the supplier’s staffing company suggests a return to the controversial “fissured workplace” theory, putting employers on notice that the agency is closel

Monday, June 3, 2024

The Department of Labor has published a guidance document containing eight “principles” that developers and employers are encouraged to follow regarding the use of AI in the employment context.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Labor Department’s brief argues that a lower court got it wrong in ruling that the Freedom of Information Act required OFCCP to release the EEO-1 data of federal contractors that objected to disclosure on grounds that the data were protected comm

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Our updated Talking Points are designed to educate your managers and supervisors on the Department of Labor’s 2024 revisions to its “white collar” overtime regulations, and to help them answer questions they may receive about the new requirements.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has filed a formal request with the White House Office of Management and Budget to continue using its Contractor Portal for another three years. OMB is accepting comments on OFCCP’s request, and CWC intends to comment

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC recently held a Members Only web workshop on the Labor Department’s new white collar overtime regulations, which are currently scheduled to go into effect beginning on July 1, 2024. Our memo summarizes a number of compl

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Federal contractors may find helpful a new guidance document published by OFCCP that outlines the risks and obligations that are potentially triggered by the use of AI and other automated systems in the workplace.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Our written comment letter to OFCCP urges the agency to back off on expansive changes it is proposing to the construction contractor Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, arguing that all parties would be better served by limiting detailed informat

Thursday, April 25, 2024

CWC has filed written comments with OFCCP objecting to the agency’s proposal to reinstate an expanded version of its long-discontinued and highly burdensome monthly utilization reporting requirement for federal construction contractors and subcontrac

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

CWC WEB WORKSHOP on May 7, 2024. The Biden Administration’s Labor Department has issued revised regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act that will make thousands of additional salaried white collar workers eligible for overtime pay.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Our comments to the White House Office of Management and Budget support a request for approval by the Labor Department to continue using the current version of the mandated VETS-4212 Report for another three years, noting that the form is familiar to

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

OFCCP has officially opened its annual online Contractor Portal by way of which covered federal contractors must certify their compliance with the agency’s AAP requirements. Certifications must be completed by July 1, 2024.

Thursday, April 4, 2024

CWC WEB WORKSHOP ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11. The White House Office of Management and Budget has revised the standards that federal agencies use to collect race/ethnicity data, and it will take some time before the changes are incorporated into collection

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

OFCCP has announced that the annual Vets Hiring Benchmark, which most federal contractors use as their protected veterans hiring benchmark for complying with OFCCP’s affirmative action regulations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistan

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The Biden Department of Labor’s new independent contractor rule for worker classification determinations under the FLSA went into effect as scheduled on March 11, 2024, although it is still subject to several legal challenges.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Just three years after requiring federal construction contractors to submit detailed information to OFCCP with regard to meeting their nondiscrimination and affirmative action obligations, OFCCP now wants them to submit eve

Monday, March 11, 2024

As part of a deal to fund a portion of the federal government through September 30, Congress has allocated a budget of $455 million to the EEOC, the same amount the agency received last fiscal year.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has announced its intent to reinstate a revised version of its long-discontinued Form CC-257, which if implemented will require covered federal construction contractors and subcontractors to collect and report on a mo

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