Wondering when OFCCP Regulations are coming? Here you go!

Have you been wondering why OFCCP has not created more regulations?    It appears that OFCCP is realizing that wish. First is the memorandum President Obama signed “Advancing Pay Equality through Compensation Data Collection. OFCCP has three major regulation updates planned for their 2016 fiscal year.  Federal contractors and subcontractors should keep these in mind while updating and implementing their Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). Equal Pay Report A final rule implementing this ...
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OFCCP Aggressive acts Company’s be prepared and Aware

This is not a financial violation but can be costly.  The OFCCP has become more aggressive and definitely very involved in organizations.  Lesson to be learned is "be prepared". News Release US Labor Department sues Convergys for refusing to comply with investigation of employment practices Complaint asks judge to order cooperation or ban company from federal contracting ATLANTA — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit to require Cincinnati-based Convergys Customer Management ...
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Steering – Recruitment Beware

I recently conducted a Lunch and Learn and discussed 'steering'.  See the Press Release from the US DOL OFCCP.  Steering, and  favoritism, are other words for Bias, Discrimination, and Preference.  We work with our clients to eliminate any possibility of "Preferentialism'.  Sometimes a innocent action can lead to problems.  An example I give, the CEO wants to hire a former colleague  that has a great work ethic.  The position is 'Director of Sales' the person has no sales and no management exper...
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Active Shooter Awarness

Invictus Consulting, LLC                                  www.invictusconsulting.com     Invictus Consulting is a physical security and risk consulting firm that provides critical answers for today’s rapidly changing security climate, and everything we do has our overarching goal in mind – to create a safer world. Managing partners Chris Wise and Dan Stephens each have over 25 years of experience in the security industry; Mr. Wise is an expert in physical security elements, an...
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Physical Security and Risk

Invictus Consulting, LLC                                  www.invictusconsulting.com     Invictus Consulting is a physical security and risk consulting firm that provides critical answers for today’s rapidly changing security climate, and everything we do has our overarching goal in mind – to create a safer world. Managing partners Chris Wise and Dan Stephens each have over 25 years of experience in the security industry; Mr. Wise is an expert in physical security elements, an...
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US Labor Department settles allegations of systemic hiring discrimination at Hospira Inc., in McPherson, Kansas

In a settlement with OFCCP, Hospira Inc. will pay $400,000 to 145 female applicants for pharmacy attendant positions at its McPherson, Kansas facility. OFCCP found that the facility’s discriminatory selection practices resulted in qualified female applicants being hired at much lower rates than similarly qualified male applicants. For more information, check out the press release available online. News Release U.S. Department of Labor | Oct. 13, 2015 US Labor Department settles al...
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DOL’s New Interpretation of the FLSA Test will eliminate Independent Contractor Status for Most Workers

By Bruce E. Buchanan, Siskind Susser PC* On July 15, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation entitled “The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s ‘Suffer or Permit’ Standard in the Identification of Employees Who Are Misclassified as Independent Contractors.”  It re-visits the test to determine if an individual is an employee or an independent contractor and concludes “most workers are employees” under the FLSA because “employ” means “to suffer or pe...
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Record Fines Being Issued to Employers for Immigration Violations

Meet our Guest Blogger Bruce Buchanan Bio Bruce Buchanan has been in practice in the areas of immigration law and employment/labor law. He has been in private practice since 2003. Previously, he was an attorney for the NLRB for 20 years. From 1991 to 2003, he was an Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. In Immigration law, his specialties are immigration compliance - ICE audits, E-Verify and I-9 audits, as well as immigrant & non-immigrant visas on the employer side, ...
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