Category Archives: Industry Update

Contractors Have Until September 30, 2023 to File VETS-4212 Reports

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing system opened on August 1, 2023. The filing deadline this year is September 30, 2023. EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO FILE The VETS-4212 Report should be filed if a business has a current federal government contract or subcontract worth $150,000 or more, regardless of the number of employees. The […]

Summer Breeze, Makes Me Feel Fine(d?) – Deadline Reminders for Affirmative Action Employers

Summer evokes thoughts of sun… beaches… fireworks… cook-outs… pregnancy fairness… veteran employment reporting… As my kids would say at this point, “Wait, what?” At a time of year when many people are slowing down at work and taking vacations, State and Federal government agencies are keeping employers, especially employers with Federal contracts and subcontracts (a.k.a. […]

Federal Contractors: Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action

The Supreme Court’s recent ruling on affirmative action has sparked discourse on not only diversity in education, but also diversity in employment. The decision brings to light additional questions for Federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) who have historically written and maintained affirmative action programs. While the terminology “affirmative action” is the same, it’s important for […]

OFCCP Publishes Corporate Scheduling Announcement List(CSAL) for Construction Contractors

A new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) was posted by OFCCP on June 5, 2023. The list includes 250 construction contractors scheduled to undergo an OFCCP audit. This CSAL is a courtesy notification for federal contractors and subcontractors selected for a compliance review, which begins once the contractor receives an approved scheduling letter. To find out if […]

OFCCP Contractor Portal Opening March 31

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that the Contractor Portal will open for its second annual certification cycle on March 31, 2023. Federal Contractors and Subcontractors are required to certify the compliance of their Affirmative Action Programs in the Portal by June 29, 2023.   As a reminder: New this year:  HR Works affirmative action […]

OFCCP Announces the Return to Longstanding Policy on Religious Exemption for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced a rescission of the final rule “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption,” which has been in effect since January 8, 2021. The rescission of the 2020 religious exemption rule was published in the Federal Register on March […]

EEOC Anticipates Mid-July for 2022 EEO-1 Reporting to Begin

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on its EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection landing page that “the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-July 2023.” The deadline for filing has not yet been announced. Updates regarding the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection, including the official opening date, will […]

EEOC Releases Updated Guidance – How the ADA Applies to Individuals with a Hearing Disability

On January 24, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated guidance describing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to job applicants and employees with hearing disabilities. The ADA prohibits private employers with 15 or more employees, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualified individuals with […]

2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection

On January 20, 2023, the EEOC published a notice on their website stating that data collection for 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 filing is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-July of this year. Following the close of the 2021 EEO-1 filing period, which was extended through June of 2022, the EEOC stated that 2022 EEO-1 data […]

CA Pay Data Reporting Updates for 2023

On January 19, 2023, the California Civil Rights Department (CRD) announced updated guidance for employers on changes to the 2023 Pay Data Reporting requirements, including an FAQ for the 2022 reporting year. Among these changes is the reporting deadline, which is now the second Wednesday in May each year. The deadline to file 2022 data is May […]