Volume 4, Issue 3
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Bill Osterndorf Cara Crotty, Esq. Ahmed Younies Sandra Zeigler, Esq.
Surveying Requirements Under the Revised Veterans and Disability Regulations
by Bill Osterndorf

The revised regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in regard to protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are now in effect. Companies were required to implement some of the items in these revised regulations by March 24, 2014. There are other requirements in the revised regulations that must be implemented when companies next update their read more

Bill Osterndorf William A. Osterndorf is President and founder of HR Analytical Services and has been working with affirmative action/equal opportunity issues for the last 25 years in the public read more

Disparate Impact & Disability and Protected Veteran Status: What Contractors Need to Know
by Cara Yates Crotty, Esq.

Ever since the OFCCP issued its Final Rules implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act in September 2013, federal contractors have been concerned that the OFCCP will use the newly required collection of disability and protected veteran status from applicants as a tool to allege disparate impact on the basis of such protected status. read more

Cara Yates Crotty Cara Crotty, Esq. is a partner at Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP who has defended employers in cases involving every aspect of the employment relationship, including claims such as sexual, racial, read more

Algorithm of the OFCCP Enforcement Trend – Part 3 of 3
by Ahmed Younies

Part 2 of 3 of this series examined and compared the OFCCP enforcement activities under the Clinton, Bush (Jr.) and Obama administrations to gain more insight on what to anticipate of the current OFCCP. Since people propel the activity in question, this installment will focus on Director Shiu's most recent Regional Director appointees to gain further insight as to what to expect going forward. read more

Ahmed Younies Ahmed Younies has built human resources infrastructures for small-size companies as well as for mid size to Fortune 500 companies. He has worked for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs read more

Similarly Situated - What Does It Mean and Why is it Important?
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

The determination of who is similarly situated is central to the prosecution and defense of a discrimination case. This is because determining whether discrimination actually occurred is a comparative exercise. Whether in self-audits or in the defense of allegations of discrimination, it is important for contractors to understand how to identify who is similarly situated to whom for purposes of equal opportunity analysis. read more

Sandra Zeigler Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq. is a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP. She was only the third OFCCP read more

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