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Category Archives: Affirmative Action

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Happy Turkey Day from the OFCCP! (not)

Posted in Affirmative Action
This post is by Cara Crotty, co-chair of Constangy’s Strategic Affirmative Action Practice Group.   Once again, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs will ruin the holidays for thousands of federal contractors. The OFCCP announced last week that it plans to issue Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters, or CSALs, to 2,500 federal contractor establishments. CSALs … Continue Reading

BREAKING: OFCCP issues directive on gender-identity discrimination

Posted in Affirmative Action, Discrimination
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued a new directive on gender-identity discrimination, consistent with President Obama’s recent amendment to Executive Order 11246. In essence, the directive says that discrimination based on gender identity is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a position … Continue Reading

Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order

Posted in Affirmative Action
This morning President Obama signed an Executive Order amending the 1965 Executive Order 11246. President Obama’s EO prohibits discrimination and requires affirmative action by federal contractors based on sexual orientation and gender identity. (It isn’t clear what the affirmative action obligation will mean.) The President’s EO also makes corresponding amendments to Executive Order 11478, which pertains to the … Continue Reading

Happy *hic* New Year! 2011 labor and employment law year in review

Posted in Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act, Class actions, Discrimination, Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, GINA, Harassment, Independent Contractor, Labor Relations, Protected Concerted Activity, Retaliation, Social media, Wage-Hour
Here is a whimsical and moderately amusing catalog of the major employment and labor law developments from 2011. (I just heard that the world really isn't going to end on 12/21/12. What's with that? You mean we have to do this again next year?)… Continue Reading

Employers, don’t be too quick to take that IRS “independent contractor” deal

Posted in Affirmative Action, Independent Contractor, Safety, Wage-Hour
You know the old saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"? This may be the case with the new "sweet deal" the Internal Revenue Service is offering to employers who agree to reclassify their "independent contractors" [sic] as "employees" in exchange for some admittedly generous tax breaks… Continue Reading