On July 13, 2017, the House Committee on Appropriations voted to defund efforts to implement the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) revised Form EEO-1. If the Appropriations Bill is ultimately passed, it will severely limit the EEOC’s ability to implement its revised EEO-1. This development is particularly important for government contractors. Government contractors have a… Continue Reading
As previously reported, the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2018 includes a plan to merge the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) into the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). Pragmatically, this would add the OFCCP’s broad responsibilities to an already overburdened EEOC, without providing the EEOC any additional funding to accomplish its… Continue Reading
Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it had finalized its rule for new EEO-1 pay equity reporting requirements. The final rule has not yet been published in the Federal Register.
On February 1, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC’s”) proposed revisions to the Employer Information Report (“EEO-1”) were published in the Federal Register. Our original post on the anticipated release of this publication can be found here. With the publication, the EEOC also released a proposed revised version of the EEO-1 report, which… Continue Reading
Today, President Obama is expected to announce new pay equity reporting requirements that would require employers to disclose information concerning compensation and hours worked with their annual EEO-1 reports. According to an EEOC publication in the Federal Register, starting in 2017, employers with more than 100 employees will be required to report “W-2 earnings and… Continue Reading
Mayor Gregory A. Ballard recently signed an ordinance that generally prohibits the Consolidated City of Indianapolis and Marion County (hereinafter, “City”) and its vendors from inquiring into an applicant’s criminal history until after the applicant’s first interview. In addition to “banning the box,” the Ordinance further restricts the types of arrest and conviction records the… Continue Reading
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) was introduced on April 25 as S-815. A companion bill HR 1755 was introduced in the House. The legislation prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Notwithstanding 39 Senate sponsors or co-sponsors, passage will be difficult. Similar measures have been introduced in almost every Congress since 1994. The… Continue Reading
Leslie Silverman, former EEOC Commissioner, now Co-Chair of Proskauer’s Government Regulatory and Contract Compliance Group, was part of a panel that testified before the EEOC today concerning the need for clearer guidance from the agency with respect to the interplay between wellness programs and anti-discrimination laws.
Today, Proskauer partners Larry Lorber, Connie Bertram and Leslie Silverman presented a webinar entitled “The OFCCP’s New Compensation Standards: What Does It Mean For Federal Contractors And For Pay Equity Claims Before The EEOC And Federal Courts?” The webinar reviewed the OFCCP’s recent Directive 307 adopting new standards for compensation reviews. It also analyzed both… Continue Reading