A half-million dollar settlement against a large Virginia employer serves to remind all Virginia federal contractors of the enforcement powers of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), which regulates the employment practices of government contractors.
An article discussing the OFCCP’s recent enforcement action, entitled “OFCCP Settles Race Bias Claims Against Virginia Contractor for $500K,” appears in the August, 2016 issue of the Virginia Employment Law Letter. Jayna’s article highlights the need for all federal contractors to take their non-discrimination obligations seriously. This especially is the case given the OFCCP’s updated rules prohibiting sex discrimination in the workplace. Those rules took effect just last month. With these new sex discrimination regulations in force, federal contractors can expect to receive added scrutiny as part of any OFCCP compliance investigation.
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