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    Management Decisions - Moms vs. Dads at Work
by Shirley Engelmeier and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
The subject of a gender gap is often discussed, but Tim Muma takes a look at another potential discrepancy between the sexes when they become parents. Joining LJNRadio to examine moms and dads at work is Shirley Engelemeier, CEO of InclusionINC and the author of "Becoming an Inclusive Leader and Inclusion: The New Competitive Business Advantage." Shirley explains the differences found in pay and expectations, and the reason th...
 
    Government Compliance - New OFCCP Directive on Transgender and Gender Identity Status
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
On August 19, 2014, OFCCP finally issued a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination that clearly acknowledged that gender discrimination under Executive Order 11246 covers discrimination on the basis of transgender and gender identity status. Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP, sheds light on this top...
 
    Management Decisions - What to Expect When Your Employee is Expecting
by Kimberly Prescott and Cady Chesney - Jul, 2014
Life happens, and as a leader, manager, and employer it is important to understand what your responsibilities are when one of your employees informs you that they are expecting. Kimberly Prescott, founder of Prescott HR Consulting, joins the show to explain the obligations that employers have for expecting employees. In addition, with host Cady Chesney, Ms. Prescott will explore how employers can be proactive and be prepared f...
 
    Government Compliance - Religious Accommodation in the Workplace: Federal Contractors' Version of Hobby Lobby Dilemma
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Jacquelyn Peterson - Jul, 2014
Hobby Lobby was decided under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) argued that for-profit corporations could not have religious beliefs and should not be considered "persons" under the Act. The Court disagreed with HHS, finding that the term "persons," as used in the Act, did apply to closely held corporations. Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on F...
 
  The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 10
by Local JobNetwork™ - Oct, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 10 The Proposed Equal Pay Report: What You Need to Know by Valerie Hoffman, Esq. Pay equity is front and center as a priority for the White House and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). In August the Federal Register publi...
 
  Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
by Kathleen Lee - Oct, 2014
October is a historic month dedicated to advancing the employment and inclusion of people with disabilities in the US workforce. Designated by Congress in 1945, this month long campaign highlights the contributions of employees with disabilities while promoting disability awareness and fostering a more inclusive workplace. Each year the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sets a theme and l...
 
  Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
by Judy Young - Oct, 2014
October is a historic month dedicated to advancing the employment and inclusion of people with disabilities in the US workforce. Designated by Congress in 1945, this month long campaign highlights the contributions of employees with disabilities while promoting disability awareness and fostering a more inclusive workplace. Each year the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sets a theme and l...
 
  How to Fight a Steering Allegation If You Haven’t Been Steering
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Oct, 2014
Recently the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been issuing Notices of Violation to and subsequently settling cases with contractors based on the allegation that the contractors have been involved in “steering” their applicants or employees. In these cases the OFCCP alleges that the policy or practice of the contractor directed or steered one group of applicants (women) to t...
 
  Technology & AA Compliance: Is Your ATS Working For You? (Part 2)
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - Oct, 2014
Like we said last month, data is the foundation and a necessity to all things AA compliance. And I am sure most of you would agree we have a love/hate relationship with our applicant tracking system (ATS). Managing all of your candidates electronically is so much easier then doing it manually, but there is a constant struggle between ease of use by the recruiter, simple process for the candidate and getting all the informati...
 
  The Proposed Equal Pay Report: What You Need to Know
by Valerie Hoffman, Esq - Oct, 2014
Pay equity is front and center as a priority for the White House and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). In August the Federal Register published a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would require most Federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors to submit compensation data to the OFCCP through a web-based filing system on an annual basis. This compensation data tool—dubbed the “Equal...
 
  Taking the D out of PTSD: What Your Managers and Supervisors Need To Know About Hiring and Working With Wounded Warriors
by Dr. Richard K. Pimentel - Oct, 2014
As of this writing approximately 30% of the nearly one million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war who have been treated at Veteran Administration hospitals and clinics have been diagnosed with PTSD. This is not counting the veterans who have neither been treated nor diagnosed. It is estimated that the total number of veterans from our war on terror with PTSD is nearly half a million. At the same time that American emp...
 
  Taking the D out of PTSD: What Your Managers and Supervisors Need To Know About Hiring and Working With Wounded Warriors
by Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft - Oct, 2014
As of this writing approximately 30% of the nearly one million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war who have been treated at Veteran Administration hospitals and clinics have been diagnosed with PTSD. This is not counting the veterans who have neither been treated nor diagnosed. It is estimated that the total number of veterans from our war on terror with PTSD is nearly half a million. At the same time that American emp...
 
  The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 9
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 9 Not Just New But Improved: OFCCP’s Expectations for the New Regulations by Melissa Speer and Bradley Anderson What a difference a year makes! This time last year, there was some concern and anxiety in the contractor community about the impact of proposed...
 
  Dazed & Confused: What’s a Federal Contractor To Do?
by Cara Yates Crotty, Esq. - Sep, 2014
A hypothetical conversation with a frustrated and overwhelmed federal contractor Dear Cara: I work in human resources for a federal contractor, and I keep reading about President Obama’s executive actions directed towards federal contractors. We have a very small legal department in our company, and we are having a difficult time keeping track of all these new requirements. Can you please help us?!? Dazed &...
 
  New OFCCP Directive on Transgender and Gender Identity Status
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Sep, 2014
On August 19, 2014, OFCCP finally issued a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination that clearly acknowledged that gender discrimination under Executive Order 11246 covers discrimination on the basis of transgender and gender identity status. Regular readers of this column may recall my January 2014 article in which I reported a headline from a December 4, 2013 Buzzfeed.com post that read, "Federal Official Refuses...
 
  Not Just New But Improved: OFCCP’s Expectations for the New Regulations
by Bradley Anderson - Sep, 2014
What a difference a year makes! This time last year, there was some concern and anxiety in the contractor community about the impact of proposed new Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations. Although there are still concerns out there, we noticed a positive change in the air about the regulations at this year’s National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) annual conference. Yes there are still some issues to work through and we acknowl...
 
  Not Just New But Improved: OFCCP’s Expectations for the New Regulations
by Melissa Speer - Sep, 2014
What a difference a year makes! This time last year, there was some concern and anxiety in the contractor community about the impact of proposed new Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations. Although there are still concerns out there, we noticed a positive change in the air about the regulations at this year’s National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) annual conference. Yes there are still some issues to work through and we acknowl...
 
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