Today the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which would require covered federal contractors and subcontractors with more than 100 employees and contracts, subcontracts, or purchase orders amounting to $50,000 or more, to submit to OFCCP summary data on the compensation paid to their employees. The proposed rule, which will be published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2014, implements a directive of a presidential memorandum issued four months ago. The deadline for submitting comments on the proposed rule will be 90 days from the date of its publication in the Federal Register. Look to Ogletree Deakins in the coming days for further analysis and recommendations regarding the rule.
Litigating Age Claims in California: Not Every Settlement Agreement Requires OWBPA Consideration and Revocation Periods
The Facts I represent a national company with operations in California. A former employee recently filed a lawsuit against them in a California state court. After negotiating with opposing counsel, the parties entered into a settlement agreement resolving the lawsuit after the action was filed but before trial. The complaint contained multiple…..
On January 26, President Donald Trump announced the designation of current National Labor Relations Board Member Philip Miscimarra as the Board’s Acting Chairman, replacing former Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce. Miscimarra is the lone Republican on the Board along with Democrats Pearce and Lauren McFerran. Currently there are two vacancies on the Board, which will be filled by Republican nominees to reconstitute a Board majority from the president’s political party, as required by the National Labor Relations Act.
Finds Manager’s Requirement That Workers Be “Pretty” May Be Discriminatory A federal appellate court recently reinstated a gender stereotyping case brought by a hotel front desk employee who claimed she was fired for not having the “Midwestern girl look.” According to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, “[c]ompanies may not base employment decisions for jobs