Pay Equity Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Google

Posted by Lauren Buerger on September 19 2017

Eight months after the Department of Labor sued Google over refusing to provide pay data amidst an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) audit, three female former Google employees have filed a pay equity class action lawsuit against the company.

Judge Orders EEOC to Reconsider Wellness Rules

Posted by Cheryl Boyer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Client Services on August 31 2017

On August 22, 2017, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ordered the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) to reconsider its rules regarding Employer Wellness Program incentives as they relate to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

OFCCP issues a Consent Decree for B&H Foto & Electronics Corp.

Posted by Liz Balconi, PHR, SHRM-CP, M.A., Managing Consultant on August 24 2017

On August 11, 2017, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a consent decree for B&H Foto & Electronics Corp. to resolve allegations of hiring, compensation, and promotion discrimination. What is a consent decree? It is an agreement or settlement to resolve a dispute between two parties—in this case between OFCCP and B&H Foto—without an admission of liability or guilt.  

Retailer Bass Pro agrees to $10.5 million Settlement with EEOC

Posted by Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant on August 1 2017

On July 26, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $10.5 million settlement with Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC for an alleged hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the agency almost six years ago, on September 21, 2011.

Oregon Becomes Next State to Revise Its Equal Pay Law

Posted by Andrea Csordas, SPHR, SHRM-CP on July 28 2017

After California, New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland revised their Equal Pay Laws in 2016, Puerto Rico and, most recently, Oregon followed the trend this year. The Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 was passed on June 1, 2017.

OFCCP Settles Hiring Discrimination Claims with KPMG LLP

Posted by Berkshire Associates on June 23 2017

This blog post was written by Andrea Csordas, PHR, SHRM-CP and Rachel Rubino, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

KPMG, one of the world’s largest accounting firms, has agreed to pay $420,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Short Hills, NJ location. The firm entered a conciliation agreement with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) as a result of an investigation that started in 2011.

OFCCP and Aramark Settle Hiring Discrimination and Steering Claims

Posted by Rachel Rubino, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on May 31 2017

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has entered into a conciliation agreement with Aramark Uniform Services to settle allegations of hiring discrimination against male applicants and placement discrimination, or steering, against female hires, both for production positions in the contractor’s Evansville, IN facility. Aramark is a provider of uniform services and supplies, and the Evansville, IN location provides both uniform rentals and uniform services.

OFCCP and Kappler, Inc. Settle Steering Claims

Posted by Rachel Rubino, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on May 26 2017

In May 2017, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) entered into a conciliation agreement with Guntersville, AL protective clothing supplier Kappler, Inc., to settle allegations of steering within its hiring process. The agreement alleges that between December 2012 and December 2014, Kappler, Inc. failed to consider female applicants for Cutter and Floor Worker positions, while placing only female applicants in Sewer positions.

OFCCP Finally Resolves Hiring Discrimination Claims Against The Nebraska Medical Center

Posted by Rachel Rubino, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on May 25 2017

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently entered into a conciliation agreement with The Nebraska Medical Center to settle allegations of hiring discrimination against African American applicants for Psych/Clerk Patient Care Tech and Clerk/Patient Care Technician positions. The conciliation agreement also states the contractor did not complete a thorough analysis of its complete employment process for these positions, and failed to identify which step in the process was creating a barrier to equal employment opportunity. Additionally, OFCCP found that The Nebraska Medical Center did not demonstrate good faith efforts to remove any barriers, or implement an internal audit and reporting system that would monitor personnel activity. Technical violations were also included in the conciliation agreement. OFCCP alleges that the Nebraska Medical Center did not record all applicants for these positions on its applicant log, did not use accurate disposition codes, and failed to preserve personnel and employment records for the required length of time.

Palantir Technologies and OFCCP Settle Hiring Discrimination Case

Posted by Erin Kwiatkowski, SPHR, SHRM-SCP on May 1 2017

On April 25, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a consent decree with Palantir Technologies, a computer software and service company in Silicon Valley. The consent decree resolves charges of systemic hiring discrimination at Palantir’s Palo Alto office.