Posts by scott


Meet Your New OFCCP Director…


Posted By on Nov 15, 2017

Craig Leen has been appointed as the new OFCCP Director. He replaces interim Director, Tom Dowd, who has been in the role since Patricia Shiu resigned in November of 2016. Mr. Leen has a legal background serving as the City Attorney and Chief Legal Officer for the City of Coral Gables since 2011. He received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 2000 and also serves as a volunteer adjunct professor for the University of Miami...

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Significant New EEO-1 Development


Posted By on Aug 30, 2017

In July of 2016, we reported on the EEOC’s revision to the proposed EEO-1 pay data collection report.  The EEOC announced yesterday that the report requirement (Component 2) is currently postponed indefinitely.  The requirement would have required employers to report the number of employees that fall into each of the “pay bands” within each EEO-1 category.  In addition to the employee counts, employers would have also reported the...

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Fall 2017 Webinars


Posted By on Aug 24, 2017

“Tuesday Topics” focus in depth on a particular AAP-related topic. They are designed especially for HR professionals and open to clients and the HR profession. Tuesday programs are complimentary to current clients and their attorneys.  The non-client fee is $95.00 per session.   “Specialized Programs” are designed to provide AAP-related insights and perspectives, and are suitable for both HR professionals and managers and...

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White House Budget for 2018


Posted By on Jul 14, 2017

The White House released its 2018 budget which includes a proposal to merge the OFCCP and EEOC.  In this proposal the EEOC’s budget will be left unchanged at $364 million and the OFCCP’s budget will be cut from $105 million to $88 million.  A merger will require congressional action to authorize transfer of enforcement authority.  With the many arguments in favor and opposition to the merger, we will wait and see how things...

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Who is Alexander Acosta?


Posted By on May 5, 2017

On April 27, the Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as the new Secretary of Labor.  Mr. Acosta is a former U.S. Attorney and the Dean of Florida International University College of Law.  President Trump’s first pick for the secretary seat, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his nomination in February.  Mr. Acosta has the duty of selecting the next Director of the OFCCP, but until then it seems like it is business as usual for the agency. As...

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