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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Spring & Summer Webinar Schedule

Posted By on Mar 15, 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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February 23, 2017   The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has sent a new round of pre-audit letters to 800 individual locations and facilities of federal contractors and subcontractors. This letter puts contractors on notice that their locations can anticipate an Audit Letter in the future. These were all sent to the facility directly, rather than to any corporate headquarters....

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OFCCP Updates Disability Self-ID Form

Posted By on Feb 7, 2017

Since March of 2014, OFCCP has required federal contractors to use a specific Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form when inviting applicants to identify their disability status at the pre and post-offer stage of the hiring process. The form is also used when your organization surveys its workforce. The mandatory form is authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The 2014 version of the form expired on January...

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Changes in DOL and OFCCP

Posted By on Jan 20, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor.  Puzder is chief executive of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains.  Pudzer has a law background and has vocally opposed raising the federal minimum wage as well as the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) recent federal overtime rule. The appointment of a new Director of the OFCCP is still pending. ...

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Fair Pay & Workplaces Rule Update

Posted By on Nov 4, 2016

On October 24, 2016, one day before the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule was to go into effect, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction that places a nationwide hold on implementing the contracting portions of the “blacklisting” rule. The ruling was issued in a lawsuit filed by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Texas. The injunction does not apply to the paycheck transparency requirements, which...

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