December 10th, 2014: “Spotlight on the Changing OFCCP Regulations“
During the December 2014 meeting of the HR BioTech Connect group, attendees had the opportunity to learn how changing OFCCP regulations may impact their organization.
The presentation was delivered by Laura Schneider, Partner, WilmerHale Labor and Employment Group (Boston), Barry Hurewitz, Partner, WilmerHale Government Contracts Group (Washington, DC), and Janice DuFresne, Managing Director, WilmerHale HR Services Group (Boston).
Earlier this year, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued revised regulations under the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), pertaining to veterans, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, pertaining to individuals with disabilities. Federal contractors and covered subcontractors must ensure compliance with these significant changes in the implementation and management of their Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action programs.
Covered federal contractors and subcontractors must implement significant changes in positive outreach and recruiting, data collection, recordkeeping, communications, and reporting and analysis. Depending on a federal contractor’s or subcontractor’s affirmative action program year, the new requirements will have had to be implemented in 2014, or 2015 with a calendar year affirmative action plan year.
During this meeting, WilmerHale attorneys, Laura Schneider and Barry Hurewitz, together with Janice DuFresne of the WilmerHale HR Services Group, reviewed the sweeping changes that HR professionals and General Counsel need to know about. They provided:
- An overview of the changes in the regulations
- The timing for the various requirements
- The associated implementation activities
- Other workforce-related developments in federal contracting and compliance reviews.
In addition, participants had the opportunity to ask questions and discuss these developments with the panelists.
We are quite thankful to the team from WilmerHale for delivering this important presentation!
If you would like to receive a copy of the resources that WilmerHale provided during her presentation, please contact Jeanne Nicholson.