Category Archives: Industry Update

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 […]

OFCCP Releases 2023 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List

A new Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) was posted by OFCCP on January 20, 2023. The list includes 500 service & supply 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. […]

The EEOC Releases an Updated Workplace Discrimination is Illegal Poster

While the law did not change, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its’ “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal” Poster. All employers that are covered by any of the following federal anti-discrimination laws are required to post this notice: Title VII (15 or more employees); The Age Discrimination in Employment Act […]

OFCCP Updates Required EEO Posters

On October 28, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) updated its website to include the new “Know Your Rights” poster, which replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster and “EEO is the Law” Supplement. The “Know Your Rights” poster summarizes the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination and explains how employees or applicants can file […]

EEO-1 FOIA Request Objection Deadline Extended to October 19, 2022

As HR Works previously reported, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently issued a public notice to employers that the agency has received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to disclose EEO-1 Reports filed by federal contractors and subcontractors (collectively, “contractors”). Contractors who do not wish to have their Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Report […]