Category Archives: Industry Update

IL & MS Equal Pay Updates

Illinois Department of Labor Answers Frequently Asked Questions About the Equal Pay Registration Certificate This Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has added Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to their website to address questions about the Equal Pay Registration Certificate (EPRC) requirements. To learn more about EPRC requirements, refer to this prior blog post from HR Works. The FAQs answer questions […]

EEO-1 Reporting Window Opens Tuesday, April 12

The 2021 EEO-1 Component 1 reports initially due on March 31, 2022, were postponed. Filing for the 2019/2020 reporting period is now set to open on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and is scheduled to close on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Employers with accounts from the 2019/2020 reporting period will have to update their passwords when returning, while […]

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Religious Accommodations and COVID-19

On March 1, the EEOC issued another update to its’ guidance on COVID-19, titled, What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws. The updates apply to frequently asked questions (FAQs) under Section L which focus on assisting employers, employees and applicants with navigating vaccine-related religious accommodation requests. […]

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Releases Updated Guidance Regarding Caregiver Discrimination

On March 14, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance, titled,  “The COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law,” provided an update to their COVID-19 “What You Should Know” webpage, and released a video guide that addresses discrimination against caregivers). According to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Caregiver Discrimination guidance, discrimination […]

OFCCP Issues Compensation and Enforcement Directives

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has recently released two directives aimed at federal contractor compliance. Directives are intended to provide guidance to OFCCP staff and/or federal contractors on enforcement and compliance policy or procedures. Directive 2022-01 Coinciding with Equal Pay Day, on March 15, 2022, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs […]

AAP Certification Required Starting March 31, 2022

As HR Works previously announced, the OFCCP has launched its new Contractor Portal, through which Federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) will need to certify the compliance of their affirmative action plans (AAPs). All ‘service and supply’ contractors are impacted by this new requirement. Construction contractors are exempted from using the portal at this time. PORTAL […]

AAP Compliance Certification Portal Guidance

As we previously reported, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was in the process of launching a new Contractor Portal (Portal) which requires federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) to certify the compliance of their affirmative action plans (AAPs). The Portal has been launched and opened on February 1, 2022. Between February 1 and March […]

Update on Status of Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Executive Order (EO) 14042 was issued under President Biden’s Path Out of the Pandemic Plan. The EO initially required that all “covered” federal contractors/subcontractors be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except in cases of a medical or religious accommodation. However, on December 7, 2021, a judge in the Southern District of Georgia issued a […]

Registration for the Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Portal Has Begun

As of February 1, 2022, covered federal contractors and subcontractors (contractors) were able to begin registering for access to the new online Contractor Portal from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which collects information about their affirmative action program. Who Must Comply? Under Executive Order (EO) 11246, contractors that meet certain jurisdiction thresholds have an […]