Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update

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District Court Rejects Challenge to Section 503 Final Rule

On Friday, March 21, 2014, Federal District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled in favor of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ (“OFCCP”) recent rule implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, denying a challenge by the Associated Builders and Contractors trade organization (“ABC”).  As a result, OFCCP’s Rule—“Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and … Continue Reading

OFCCP Updates Website With Resources For Section 503 Compliance

OFCCP recently updated its website with additional information for contractors to assist with their compliance with the final rule issued under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.  The information addresses recruiting individuals with disabilities, encouraging self-disclosure of disabilities, and information about assistive technology.  OFCCP also recently updated other parts of its website as discussed in … Continue Reading

OFCCP Updates FAQs On Section 503 And Veterans’ Regulations

OFCCP recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules.  The FAQs address a range of questions that have arisen since the OFCCP first announced the final rules in August 2013.  Most of the new requirements … Continue Reading

Proskauer Offers Webinar on Key 2013 Developments

Proskauer recently made available a webinar on the key developments in labor and employment for the Washington DC area in 2013.  The webinar includes a discussion of the OFCCP’s final rules implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding individuals with disabilities.  This webinar is part … Continue Reading

OFCCP Publishes FAQs Addressing Implementation of the New VEVRAA and Section 503 Final Rules

On December 17, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published additional Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules. As discussed in prior Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update posts on August 27, … Continue Reading

OFCCP Issues Final Rules on Affirmative Action Obligations for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) today released its final rules implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding individuals with disabilities.  The rules bring about significant changes for the obligations of federal contractors to take affirmative action regarding veterans and individuals with disabilities.… Continue Reading

OFCCP Submits New Veterans and Disability Regulations to OMB

Yesterday, the long-awaited proposed regulations of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) addressing federal contractors’ affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for both individuals with disabilities and covered veterans were submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for review.  The proposed regulations, as written, would make significant changes to contractors’ compliance obligations, … Continue Reading

Contractors: Is Your Company’s Web Site Accessible to Individuals With Disabilities? (OFCCP Thinks It Should Be)

In December, 2011, the Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) caused much consternation among the federal contracting community by publishing proposed changes to the affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations of contractors and subcontractors regarding individuals with disabilities.  Much has been written and discussed regarding the proposed data tracking requirements, utilization goals, solicitation requirements, and outreach … Continue Reading
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