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Straight Talk: OFCCP’s Final Disability Rules Significantly Expand Federal Contractors’ Obligations

This article discusses the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) recently enacted Final Rule making changes to the regulations implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (“Section 503”). Section 503 prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities (“IWDs”) and requires the employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.

Update: OFCCP’s New VEVRAA and Disability Rules Published, Effective March 24, 2014

This post discusses an alert for federal contractors that the OFCCP’s new rules designed to improve employment opportunities for protected veterans and qualified workers with disabilities were published in the Federal Register on September 24, 2013 and, therefore, become effective March 24, 2014.

VETS 100 and VETS 100A Reporting Deadline Extended to October 31, 2013

This post discuses about the filing deadline for VETS 100 and 100A reports which has been extended to October 31, 2013 (from September 30, 2013).

Bottom Line: What Revised VEVRAA Regulations Really Mean for Federal Contractors

This article discusses and analyzes the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) long-awaited release of a Final Rule that substantially impacts federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ compliance obligations to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain protected veterans under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”).

OFCCP Issues Notice 2010 Census Data Must Be Used as of January 1, 2014

This post discusses OFCCP’s recent notice to federal contractors regarding use of the 2010 census data.

Missouri Appeals Court Declares Use of False Employment Records a Forgery

This article discusses six new Missouri Court of Appeals Decisions declaring an applicant’s use of false employment documents in order to get a job is a forgery in Missouri turning down a challenge that the crime was pre-empted by federal immigration laws.

OFCCP Announces Target Dates for Revised Federal Contractor Affirmative Action Rules

This article discusses OFCCP Director Patricia Shiu’s recent announcement of the target dates in 2013 for releasing the long-anticipated (and hotly debated) revised federal contractor affirmative action regulations.

Federal Contractors Must Proactively Prepare for OFCCP Audits

This article discusses practical advice regarding steps federal contractors can take to proactively prepare for an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) audit.

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