Last week, the EEOC issued its final rule regarding pay data to be collected with the annual EEO-1 reports. Covered employers will now need to submit pay data sorted by job group and demographic data in their annual EEO-1 reports. The final rule was implemented with no material changes from the proposed rule first issued earlier this year, despite significant response and feedback from industry and employer groups citing concerns. For more information on the rule, see You Pay Your Employees What??? Employers Might Have to Share Hours and Pay Data in Proposed EEO-1 FormThe new EEO-1 form can be found here. Continue Reading EEOC and DOL Active Last Week: EEO-1 Pay Data Rule and Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave Rule to Take Effect

To help employers prepare for the new year, this Alert addresses certain legislative developments in 2015 that are likely to affect employers this year under federal law as well as in Illinois, California, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Washington D.C., Georgia, Michigan and Texas. Continue Reading 2015 Legislative Developments

On Tuesday, August 27, less than one month after submission for Office of Management and Budget review, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced its long-promised revised regulations to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which require covered federal contractors and subcontractors to recruit, hire, train and promote qualified veterans and people with disabilities, respectively. The revised rules increase contractors’ outreach and affirmative action responsibilities, impose new data collection requirements, and require contractors to establish benchmarks and utilization goals. In keeping with the trend of increased OFFCP activity and a revitalized Department of Labor under Secretary Thomas Perez, the rules come just days after the OFCCP published its new Federal Contractor Compliance Manual and approximately six months after it rescinded its previous enforcement guidance on pay discrimination. Continue Reading New Requirements for Federal Contractors Outlined in Revised VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules