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OFCCP Issues FAQ Guidance On Selection Tools, Practical Significance, And Independent Contractors
The U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released two new FAQs this week. The new guidance documents address three topics:
United States
31 Jul 2019
OFCCP Issues Opinion Letter On Whether Pre-Approved Pay Analysis Groupings Will Be Accepted In Future Audits
On July 22, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its second Opinion Letter since November 30, 2018, when Directive 2019-03
United States
26 Jul 2019
California Legislature Moves Forward With Bill To Redefine Independent Contractor Relationships
On July 10, 2019, the California Senate Labor, Public Employment, and Retirement Committee (Committee) advanced a proposed legislative response to the California Supreme Court's opinion
United States
23 Jul 2019
Department Of Justice Releases Guidelines For Effective Corporate Compliance Programs
On May 1, 2019, the Criminal Division of the U.S. DOJ released updated guidance for prosecutors to utilize in assessing whether an organization had in place "an adequate and effective corporate compliance program."
United States
22 May 2019
OFCCP Releases Section 503 Focused Review FAQs
The FAQs also address a couple of open questions from OFCCP's original directive.
United States
19 Mar 2019
Independent Contractor vs. Employee Mis/Classification Issue Continues To Evolve: The NLRB Weighs In (Again)
As the independent contractor versus employee status debate evolves across the United States through legislation, court decisions, and agency enforcement actions
United States
4 Feb 2019
Australia Passes Law Requiring Large Companies To Report On Modern Slavery
On November 29, 2018, the Australian Government passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (the "Act"), which requires all companies operating in Australia and meeting a threshold of AU$100 million in total annual global revenue to report annually on their efforts to address modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.
United States
7 Dec 2018
OFCCP Continues Efforts To Maximize Efficiency And Increase Transparency With Three New Directives
On November 30, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued three new directives that it describes as reinforcing OFCCP's "commitment to fulfilling its enforcement mission
United States
6 Dec 2018
Criminal Record Screening Policies Continue To Raise Important Multi-Jurisdictional Compliance Issues
Employers that use criminal record screening policies must continue to be vigilant about compliance with all applicable laws.
United States
23 Sep 2018
A More Modern Approach To OFCCP's Functional Affirmative Action Programs?
Generally, federal contractors must develop a written affirmative action program for every physical location with 50 or more employees.
United States
19 Sep 2018
OFCCP Reins In Compensation Analysis By Rescinding Directive 307 And Issuing New Guidance
Directive 307 prescribed a more open-ended approach to compensation analysis, permitting investigation using a range of analytical tools and pay analysis groups based on the facts of each specific investigation.
United States
3 Sep 2018
Australia: New South Wales Introduces Law Requiring Companies To Report On Modern Slavery
The Australian State of New South Wales (NSW) recently passed the Modern Slavery Bill of 2018 (the "NSW Act"),1 which requires companies with employees in NSW and with an annual turnover2 of over AU $50 million...
19 Jul 2018
Canada Announces Two New Initiatives To Hold Companies Accountable For Human Rights Violations Abroad
The Canadian Government recently announced two new initiatives to "strengthen Canada's approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies doing business and operating abroad."
14 Feb 2018
New Oregon Law Imposes Scheduling And Working Hours Obligations On Employers
Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed the bill, Senate Bill 828, into law on August 8, 2017.
United States
21 Aug 2017
Proposed French Law Would Impose New Due Diligence Obligations On Certain Employers And Their Supply Chains
On November 29, 2016, France's National Assembly adopted the text of a bill (the "Bill") that, if enacted, would create new due diligence obligations for large French companies regarding their subsidiaries'...
European Union
20 Dec 2016
The Privacy Shield: What U.S. Multinational Employers Need To Know To Enjoy The Benefits Of The Newest EU-U.S. Data Transfer Mechanism
As with the Safe Harbor, the basic steps necessary to enjoy the Privacy Shield's benefits are straightforward.
United States
15 Jul 2016
DOL Rule Imposes Significant Increases In Penalties For Employee Benefit Plan Violations
On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued an interim final rule that significantly increases various penalties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA").
United States
11 Jul 2016
Taking Workplace Training To The Next Level: EEOC Task Force Recommends Live, Interactive Harassment Prevention Training
On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a 130-page report ("the Report") on harassment in the workplace.
United States
7 Jul 2016
New Compliance Questions In IRS Form 5500 Warrant Screening Reviews Of 401(K) Plans During 2016
The IRS recently added new questions to the 2015 Form 5500/5500-SF annual retirement plan returns.
United States
16 Mar 2016
Ten Steps For U.S. Multinational Employers Towards Compliance With Europe's New Data Protection Framework – The General Data Protection Regulation
The European Union's (EU) new data protection framework, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (the "Regulation"), is, at bottom, a response to the astonishing evolution in online commerce.
22 Jan 2016
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