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Third Thursday--C&M's February Labor & Employment Update-OFCCP Launches New Enforcement Initiatives

February 19, 2015 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (EST)
Ends: 1:00 PM (EST)

Please join us for the next edition of Third Thursday – Crowell & Moring’s Labor and Employment Update, a webinar series dedicated to helping our clients stay on top of developing law and emerging compliance issues.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is off to a quick start in 2015. Last week, OFCCP published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, announcing a substantial overhaul of its Sex Discrimination Guidelines, which have not been updated since their adoption in 1970.  The proposed rule would modify the current Guidelines to impose new requirements addressing a range of what OFCCP characterizes as potential barriers to equal opportunity in the workplace, including workplace accommodations for pregnancy, sex stereotyping, gender identity protections, pay equity, and family caregiving discrimination. At the same time, the OFCCP is conducting audits pursuant to the revised Scheduling Letter approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in October, which requires contractors to provide, among other things, individualized pay data at the outset of every audit.

These two initiatives will impose significant new obligations on companies holding government contracts. Panelists on this month’s program will summarize these developments and lead a discussion of particular steps employers should consider taking in response to the changing regulatory and enforcement landscape.

Please click here to listen to a recording of the webinar. Please click here for a copy of the presentation.

Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Thomas P. Gies
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2690
Kris D. Meade
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2854
Rebecca L. Springer
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2569