Friday, August 26, 2016

OFCCP Updates Sex Discrimination Rule

On June 14, 2016, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced publication of a Final Rule in the Federal Register that sets forth the requirements that covered contractors must meet under the provisions of Executive Order 11246 prohibiting sex discrimination in employment. This Final Rule updates sex discrimination guidelines from 1970 with new regulations that align with current law and address the realities of today’s workplaces. The Final Rule deals with a variety of sex–based barriers to equal employment and fair pay, including compensation discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environments, failure to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant workers, and gender identity and family caregiving discrimination.

The Final Rule became effective on August 15, 2016.

Read the Fact Sheet

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

South Florida ILG - Diversity & Inclusion Webcast

The South Florida ILG's first Lunch and Learn Seminar and Webcast is coming up soon! Registrants can attend in person or participate by webcast in this presentation and discussion on September 15th. The program will focus on best practices regarding Diversity & Inclusion programs and how such programs can work hand in hand with your AAP program to help you achieve outreach goals and achieve and maintain a diverse workforce. Click below for more information on the program and how to register.


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2016 ILG National Conference

Last week, the 34th Annual ILG National Conference was held in Charlotte, NC and touted a fitting theme of “First in Flight: Soaring to New Heights in Compliance.”  The week long session was designed to build upon the work of local ILGs by providing in-depth forums covering issues faced by compliance practitioners daily including recent legal cases, new Executive Orders and regulation changes.

Speakers from across the country gathered to contribute their expertise and provide insight into the ever-changing EEO/AA Compliance regulations. Workshops covered topics from Diversity and Inclusion to Compensation to Compliance Reviews and pending “Blacklisting” Regulations.   Keynote addresses and presentations were given by Patricia Shiu, OFCCP Director, Randy Lewis, former SVP of Walgreens, Victoria Lipnic, EEOC Commissioner, and Kristin Beck, former U.S. Navy Seal. The event was concluded with a powerful speech from Beverly Bond, Founder of Black Girls Rock! followed by an Expert Panel discussing legal change.

Overall, the week was packed full of valid and relevant information designed specifically for compliance leaders. From statistical analyses to significant developments in the Obama Administration and what to expect from the next Administration, the conference consistently urged attendees to create opportunities for justice, equality and inclusion in the workplace.

To learn more about the NILG or to locate your local ILG, visit http://www.nationalilg.org/.