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    Kristine is a partner in the Winston-Salem office with experience involving every aspect of the employment relationship. She has been involved in complex litigation involving class action issues, the FLSA, all aspects of Title ...

The hearing on the lawsuit filed by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance ProgramsKMS against Google concluded on Friday, May 26, in San Francisco. As I’ve reported here, here, and here, the OFCCP is seeking historical pay data as well as names and contact information of approximately 21,000 employees.

The OFCCP believes that Google has “systemic compensation disparities ...

*Donnybrook: Named for the Donnybrook Fair near Dublin, "a notoriously disorderly event, held annually from 1204 until the middle of the 19th century." Meaning a "free-for-all; brawl; a usually public quarrel or dispute."

I promised earlier this month to have more detail about that decision by an Administrative Law Judge in the case filed against Google by the Office of Federal ...

I posted in January about a lawsuit filed by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs against Google, seeking to force Google to provide detailed information about its equal employment practices and affirmative action program, including compensation information. Google had already provided some information to the OFCCP but contended the information that it withheld ...

The U.S. Senate has passed, 49-48, a resolution of disapproval of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. The resolution ofKMS disapproval passed the House in February, and we've reported on it here and here.

If the President signs the resolution, as is expected, then Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces will be dead.

The controversial rule, issued by the Obama Administration in August 2016 ...

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Every year, typically in the fall, federal contractors across the nation receive scheduling letters from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs informing them that they have been selected for compliance reviews. The letters request a wide range of information establishing the contractors' compliance with Executive Order 11246, the ...

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Federal contractors, will asking applicants to voluntarily self-identify by race -- a request that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs requires you to make -- be used against you in a hiring-discrimination lawsuit?

A recent decision from a federal court in New Jersey indicates that the answer is NO, as long as you handle the information correctly.

In ...

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A recent complaint filed by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs illustrates that it's not only federal contractors who need to be sure they comply with affirmative action requirements, but also those who contract with the federal contractors - a.k.a. "subcontractors."

The OFCCP's allegations against Maryland construction subcontractor Potomac ...

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Federal contractors, be warned: If you have not properly reviewed (and validated!) any testing used as part of your hiring process, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs may take issue . . . and seek to collect big dollars.

In May, the OFCCP announced that it reached a $1.85 million settlement with Gordon Food Services after determining that GFS used a ...

And you don’t have the right to remain silent.

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On July 1 the federal Office of Management and Budget published the OFCCP's revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing that is issued to federal contractors to begin the compliance review process.

The revised Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing is here.

The majority of the changes to the letter, last revised in ...

Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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