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Federal Contractor “Blacklisting” Rules Are Now Dead


Posted on April 3, 2017 in HR Insights for Health Care

Published by: Hall Render

President Obama’s controversial Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 (aka the “blacklisting” rule) has been eliminated. That means federal contractors will not be required to report labor violations as part of their federal contract bidding process. The related paycheck transparency requirements and prohibition against pre-dispute arbitration clauses related to Title VII claims... READ MORE

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EEOC Changes Position Statement Procedures: Health Care Employers Should Take Note


Posted on February 26, 2016 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Sevilla Rhoads

Starting at the beginning of 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has changed its procedures when it comes to employer position statements submitted in response to charges of discrimination. Now, the EEOC will release complete employer position statements and attachments to any charging party and their attorney who request release. In the past, the... READ MORE

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New Pay Transparency Obligations for Federal Contractors Now Effective


Posted on February 8, 2016 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Jonathan C. Bumgarner

New pay transparency rules for federal contractors went into effect last month. Specifically, the new rules prohibit federal contractors from discriminating or retaliating against employees and applicants who inquire about, discuss or disclose their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Exceptions exist for employees who have access to the compensation information of... READ MORE

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OFCCP Posts New Sample AAPs for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities


Posted on May 28, 2015 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Jonathan C. Bumgarner

OFCCP has posted new sample AAPs for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities in follow up to the substantially revised VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations that went into effect last year.  The samples show how covered federal contractors might satisfy their new regulatory requirements in their initial (aka “transition”) AAP year.  According to the... READ MORE

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Be Protected Classes for Federal Contractors


Posted on December 8, 2014 in HR Insights for Health Care

Written by: Jonathan C. Bumgarner

The Department of Labor published regulations last week that will make it unlawful for federal contractors to discriminate in employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  The regulations will become effective in early April, 120 days after being published in the Federal Register. 


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