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DOL Agenda Lists Actions on Affirmative Action, Persuader Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) on July 3 released its spring regulatory agenda outlining the regulatory activities of its sub-agencies for the remainder of 2013. The regulatory agenda lists the priorities of the administration and the rulemaking they expect to release this year; however, DOL is not required to adhere to the timeline.
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New I-9 Form Effective Now

Effective May 7, all employers are required to use the revised I-9 Form. Employers who fail to use the new form (revision date 03/08/13) after that date may be subject to penalties. 
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Deadline to Use New I-9 Form May 7

All employers are required to use the revised I-9 Form beginning May 7. Employers who fail to use the new form (revision date 03/08/13) on or after that date may be subject to penalties. 
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Proposed Worker Classification Survey Causes Concerns for ABC

ABC March 12 submitted comments in response to a Department of Labor information request regarding a proposed worker classification survey.  According to DOL, the proposed survey would “collect information about employment experiences and workers’ knowledge of basic employment laws and rules so as to better understand employees’ experience with worker misclassification.”
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OFCCP Rescinds Guidance Documents on Compensation Procedures

Effective Feb. 28, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has released new procedures for reviewing contractor compensation programs and practices.
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DOL Issues FMLA Final Rule

The Department of Labor recently issued a final rule related to military caregivers and exigency leaves for employers that are covered under the Family Medical Leave Act. 
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OFCCP Directive Addresses Hiring Policies Related to Criminal Records

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Jan. 29 issued a directive, effective immediately, offering information to federal contractors and subcontractors on complying with nondiscrimination provisions, particularly related to criminal record restrictions and discrimination based on race and national origin. 
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DOL Agenda Lists Imminent Actions on Persuader, OFCCP Affirmative Action Rules

The Department of Labor on Dec. 21, 2012, released an updated agenda outlining the regulatory activities of its sub-agencies for the next year. The agenda includes items on reporting requirements for labor consultants, employers and associations, and affirmative action in federal construction, among other issues. 
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OFCCP Hiring Quota Proposal Sets Unachievable Standards, Group Tells Solis

ABC, along with nine other groups, May 23 sent a letter to the Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Hilda Solis raising concerns about a recent Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed rulemaking that would set hiring quotas for federal contractors to employ workers with disabilities.
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EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on the Use of Criminal Background Checks

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on April 25 issued an updated Enforcement Guidance document that addresses the use of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to the EEOC chairwoman, “the new document clarifies and updates the longstanding policy concerning the use of arrest and conviction records in employment.” 
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