ERS Group Insights

Each day ERS Group’s experts interact with clients engaged in complex legal, regulatory, and business matters. Our work requires us to remain up to date with these issues, and we share our insights through our blog.

OFCCP Adds LGBT as Protected Groups

Web Admin - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Federal contractors take note.  This April, sexual orientation and gender identity will be added to the groups that are protected from discrimination.  Read on for information on immediate changes and possible impact on your current AAP requirements and metrics.  ...read more >

Retaliation for Discussing Pay Prohibited

Web Admin - Monday, December 01, 2014

President Obama proclaimed April 8th as “Equal Pay Day,” the symbolic day that women’s earnings catch up with men’s wages from the previous year. He then signed Executive Order 13665, “Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information” which prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from retaliating against employees and job applicants who disclose, discuss or inquire about compensation.  ...read more >

Key Changes to OFCCP Compliance Evaluation Procedures

Web Admin - Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Federal contractors selected for auditing by the OFCCP are notified via a Scheduling Letter and an Itemized Listing of the data, analyses and documents they must provide within 30 days. On October 1, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the OFCCP’s new Scheduling Letter, Itemized Listing, and Compliance Check Letter. Federal contractors should familiarize themselves with these new requirements.   ...read more >

New VETS-4212 Eliminates Double Counting

Web Admin - Friday, November 21, 2014

The Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report, VETS-4212, replaces the VETS 100 and VETS-100A reports.  Federal contractors now will provide more accurate data on the number of protected veterans in their workforce.   ...read more >

Data and OFCCP's Proposed Equal Pay Report

Web Admin - Friday, November 07, 2014

Federal contractors may soon be required to prepare and submit an Equal Pay Report on employee compensation to the OFCCP. What do contractors need to know about the new data requirements behind this proposed report?   ...read more >

Utilization and the IWD Self-Identification Form

Web Admin - Sunday, March 30, 2014

The form federal contractors should use to gather data on employee disability status and measure progress in reaching the OFCCP’s aspirational utilization of 7% has been released.  ...read more >


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