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  • Do the Supreme Court’s Holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes Apply to OFCCP?
    by Bill Doyle - April 23, 2019
    In the prior article in this series, we concluded that the Supreme Court’s pattern or practice holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), provide important guardrails applicable to OFCCP enforcement actions. The Supreme Court has addressed substantive discrimination standards under Title VII relatively infrequently, and, when it does, its holdings are quite consequential. In Dukes, the Supreme...
  • Missing Data and AAP/EEO Compliance - Applicant Data
    by Cassie Shamber, Dan Kuang - April 23, 2019
    On the face of it, missing data seems more of a mundane nuisance than a problem. This is particularly the case with applicants' voluntary self-reporting of race and gender data. Based on our experience, however, missing data is one of the most overlooked threats to AAP compliance. Unfortunately, most contractors do not realize this until they are deep in the middle of an OFCCP audit. The goal of this article is to help...
  • Section 503 Focus
    by T. Scott Kelly - April 23, 2019
    In August 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued Directive 2018-04, identifying OFCCP’s plan to conduct compliance reviews focused on one of the three authorities that OFCCP is charged to enforce: Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). A “focused” review is toute...
  • Tapping into the Potential of Adults Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
    by Dana Burns, Judy Young - April 23, 2019
    Introduction by Judy Young, Director of Training and Development at ILR School of Cornell University I have had the privilege in the past few years to contribute an article related to the employment of individuals with disabilities to this publication. I was just about to begin crafting this article when I met one of the participants in our school’s Diversity and Inclusion public workshop series who told me about...
  • The “Road Trip” to Pay Data Reporting
    by Cheryl L. Behymer, Sheila Willis - April 23, 2019
    A federal judge in Washington D.C. sent shockwaves through the employer community recently by reinstating a revised version of the EEO-1 report, which is now once again set to gather compensation information from employers across the country. The resurrection of the controversial revisions, which had been cast aside by the White House shortly after President Trump took over, may be challenged by an appeal and could also lea...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 4
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - April 23, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action,...
  • Use Mind Power to Attain Desired Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - April 22, 2019
    Can we create our own reality? Can thoughts, meditation, visualization, faith and intentions help us achieve desired career goals? Research suggests that our mind can influence our physical reality. When the body is in peak condition and the trained mind is completely focused, an individual can achieve the extraordinary. Athletes, who do mental training along with actual practice, show greater improvement than those...
  • Is the 40 Hour Workweek Still Feasible?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - April 19, 2019
    The Birth of the American 40-Hour Week The Monday through Friday workweek was first introduced in 1926 when Henry Ford began shutting down his automotive factories on Saturday and Sunday to allow his labor force to rest. But it was not until 1940, when a provision of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act mandating a maximum 40-hour workweek went into effect, that the two-day weekend was adopted nationwide. Pencils Down on...
  • The Top 3 Reasons People are Chronically Mistreated in Their Jobs and How to Change That
    by Kathy Caprino - April 18, 2019
    This week, I received an email from one of my LinkedIn followers in response to a recent episode I published of my Finding Brave podcast. While I don’t know this individual, she shared openly and emotionally about her situation about how she’d been terribly mistreated and, in fact, bullied in her latest job by her manager who was a director and also, later, by the head of HR, after she quit and gave a short noti...
  • 7 Ways Employers Need to Give in Order to Get Loyalty
    by Steve Farber - April 17, 2019
    You’re going to have to be more flexible and more giving than ever as an employer in the current economy, but it pays off. If you are looking to retain good employees, join the club. Every smart leader knows that a cohesive, enduring group of workers is the rock on which you build new ideas, new ventures, growth, and all the rest. So I think we can agree that, once you’ve got people you trust who are doing g...