New Bench Mark for VEVRAA 6.7

  U.S. DOL Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs sent this bulletin at 03/31/2017 10:53 AM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark is 6.7 Percent Today the 2017 Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark was updated on the VEVRAA Benchmark Database.  The benchmark – 6.7 percent – is effective March 31, 2017. Contractors who ...
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EEOC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT

EEOC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE ON NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sent this bulletin at 06/02/2016 01:26 PM EDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 2, 2016 Media inquiries: 202-663-4191 or newsroom@eeoc.gov EEOC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON PROPOSED ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE ON NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commis...
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New Overtime Rule straight from Dr. David Weil of Wage and Hour Division

New Overtime Ruling Right from Dr. David Weil administrator of Wage and Hour Division Last week we announced the most meaningful update to the nation’s white-collar overtime rules in more than 40 years. By raising the salary threshold under which white-collar salaried workers qualify for overtime pay to $47,476 per year, more than 4.2 million workers will get overtime protections or see a raise in their salary above that threshold. It’s a fix that will make it easier for employers to deter...
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EEOC SUIT Settled with LOWE’S $8.6 Million on a Disability Discrimination

LOWE’S TO PAY $8.6 MILLION TO SETTLE  EEOC DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION  SUIT Retail Home Improvement and Appliance Store Chain Fired Thousands of Workers With Disabilities Due to Rigid Leave Policy, Federal Agency Charges LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the approval of the resolution of a nationwide disability discrimination case against home improvement, appliance and hardware giant Lowe’s.  U.S. District Court Judge André Birotte Jr. appr...
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OFCCP Announces a Webinar on the Revised FAAP Directive

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive (DIR) 2013-01, Revision 1 on April 28, 2016. This directive, available on OFCCP’s Web site, outlines how contractors apply for and maintain functional affirmative action programs (FAAP).  To learn more about OFCCP’s FAAP Program and DIR 2013-01 Revision 1, please join us for an informational webinar on May 19, 2016. During the one hour webinar, contractors will learn about the FAAP program and how to apply for a FAAP ...
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Pay Transparency Executive Order 13666

Pay Transparency Executive Order 13665 This new Executive Action came into effect January 11, 2016. https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/PayTransparency.html This means that businesses MUST review/change/update their handbooks and policies to adapt this new law. These changes are meant for nondiscrimination for employees who wish to discuss their pay and ask about the pay of others in the organization. The reasoning for this New Law by the US DOL OFCCP: “In too many workplaces around the country, w...
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Offering on Line Learning Convenience at your fingertips, a Laptop, a Desktop at Work or Home

ABOUT Our eLearning Everyone agrees - Knowledge is Power - that's why they look to First Advantage Consulting Firm, LLC for expert training. One year in the making and surveying what industry wanted the most we are now offering the TOP 5 most sought after on-line training. Work Place Violence Conflict Resolution Diversity in the Workplace Civility in the Workplace Organizational Skills First Advantage Consulting Firm, LLC offers over 100 Instructor Lead Training (ILT) and now 5...
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Why is it important to build/form a long-term relationship with one IT Staffing Company

Why is it important to build/form a long-term relationship with one IT Staffing Company.  Companies with a consistent and sizable need for temporary IT staffing stand to benefit from forming a long-term relationship for several reasons, including having access to a broad, specialized pool of employees who can be qualified to meet the specific needs of your industry or business; having a single point of contact who can handle all of your IT staffing needs; and realizing the potential cost ...
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How are your Policies and Procedures – Join us in our Lunch and Learns

Each year, hundreds of companies are involved in investigations of alleged discrimination, while thousands more are at risk. Workplace discord and disharmony can be attributed to poorly written policies and procedures. The best way to avoid a great deal of workplace conflict is to have Policies and Procedures for all personnel activity. Policies and Procedures that are well-organized, with defined protocols and practices for the specific organization or company, which also are non-discrimin...
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