The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) had a record-setting fiscal year (FY) 2019. During FY 2019, the OFCCP obtained a record $40,569,816 in monetary settlements for affected class members, more than $16 million more than the next highest year in FY 2017. In fact, the [...]
On September 30, Eugene Scalia was sworn into office as the official Secretary of Labor. Secretary Scalia previously served as Solicitor of Labor, pursuing initiatives to protect low-wage workers, reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens, and enhance enforcement of workplace safety laws. Prior to his confirmation, he was a longtime labor and employment partner at business law [...]
Bloomberg BNA reported today that Ondray Harris will step down as Director of the OFCCP. The current Deputy Director, Craig Leen, is reported to be the interim OFCCP director. We will keep you updated on the OFCCP’s leadership changes.
Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letter (CSAL) — The OFCCP mailed out 1,000 CSALs letters to contractor establishments on February 1, 2018. CSALs notify establishments that they have been selected for a compliance evaluation. No establishment with a closed audit in the last five years was placed on the scheduling list. Please remember that companies who do [...]
DOL Raises Minimum Wage — In a September 15th Notice on the Federal Register, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that effective January 1, 2018 the minimum wage required to be paid under Executive Order 13658 will be raised from $10.20 per hour to $10.35 per hour. For tipped employees, the minimum wage will be [...]