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AAP Compliance Certification Required in 2022

After years of anticipation among contractors, OFCCP has announced the launch of its new Contractor Portal, through which Federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) will need to certify the compliance of their affirmative action plans (AAPs). The Contractor Portal can be accessed through OFCCP’s website. The agency has posted Frequently Asked Questions on the contractor portal […]

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance, Twice In One Month

Since the start of the pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has periodically updated its guidance to address emerging topics related to COVID-19, including COVID-19 vaccination. On October 13 and October 25, 2021, the EEOC updated its guidance on “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO […]

The Biden Administration Announces a Plan to Control the Spread of COVID-19

In a press conference, on September 9, 2021, the White House issued Path Out of the Pandemic: President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan (Plan). The Plan outlines a six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy to successfully combat COVID-19. Portions of the Plan will impose new obligations on employers, including federal contractors and subcontractors, healthcare settings and private employers. Federal Employees. Previously, […]

EEO-1 Reporting Deadline Extended Again, New Deadline October 25, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the deadline to submit and certify your 2019/2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data has been extended again, and is now Monday, October 25, 2021. EEOC cited “…the continuing impact of the pandemic on business operations” as being what necessitated the deadline change. EEOC’s announcement also includes “…this […]

Reminder: EEO-1 Filing Deadline

As a reminder, the deadline for covered employers to submit 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data has been extended to August 23, 2021. The EEO-1 Report is an annual survey that requires certain employers to submit information about their workforces by race or ethnicity, gender and job category. In general, a private-sector employer is subject […]

DOL Proposes Rule to Increase Wages for Federal Contractors

On July 21, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish standards and procedures to implement and enforce Executive Order 14026 (EO), requiring federal contractors to increase the minimum wage rate for their employees. The EO would increase the minimum wage rate for federal contractor employees to $15 per hour starting on […]

EEOC Extends EEO-1 Filing Deadline to August 23, 2021

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that the deadline to submit and certify your 2019/2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data has been extended to Monday, August 23, 2021. Eligible employers are still encouraged by the EEOC to file the required EEO-1 report(s) as soon as possible. More from EEOC: “For those filers who have contacted […]

Biden Raises Federal Contractors’ Minimum Wage

On April 27, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order (“Order”) that raises the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors and subcontractors who are working on, or in connection with, a federal government contract. The minimum wage will increase from $10.95 per hour to $15 per hour, effective January 1, 2022. The $15 minimum wage also […]

EEOC Announces EEO-1 Reporting Begins April 26

After delaying the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection on May 8, 2020 considering the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced on March 29, 2021 the portal for private-sector employers to submit equal employment opportunity (EEO-1) workforce data from 2019 and 2020 will open on April 26, 2021. The […]