OFCCP Updates Hiring Benchmark for Protected Veterans

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released its annual update of the hiring benchmark for protected veterans to 5.5%, effective March 31, 2022, based on recently-released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Under revised Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act regulations issued in 2014, covered government (sub)contractors must […]

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OFCCP Compliance Evaluations Will Be More Challenging

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released a new directive that “will strengthen OFCCP compliance evaluations and reduce delay by promoting the timely exchange of information.” But what this really means for contractors is a less transparent and less cooperative process. Among the things the directive does: Rescinds four […]

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RIF Criteria Should Be Clear and Consistent

When conducting a reduction in force, it is important to ensure that the criteria by which employees are either retained or selected for termination are clearly identified and applied consistently, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently reminded employers. In Gosby v. Apache Industrial Services, Inc., […]

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