What Hiring Benchmarks Mean for Federal Contractors


As part of the 2014 updates and enhancements to the OFCCP requirements, federal contractors are required to meet or exceed what is referred to as hiring benchmarks for two specific groups of employees and candidates: 1) Veterans 2) People with disabilities What is a Hiring Benchmark? Federal contractors are expected to hire specific protected categories that […] Source. HR compliance diversity hiring benchmark HR compliance OFCCP what is a hiring benchmark

New Diversity Training Requirements for Federal Contractors

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President Trump released an Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping on September 22, 2020, giving federal employees instructions on diversity training. ” The order goes into effect on November 21, 2020 for new federal contracts, which gave businesses 60 days to prepare.


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18 Job Boards Perfect for Diversity Recruiting Compliance Efforts


This is especially important if you are a federal contractor and required to focus on good faith efforts for nine protected classes that include: 1) Age (over 40), 2) Disability, 3) Genetic Information, 4) National Origin, 5) Pregnancy, 6) Race/Color, 7) Religion, 8) Sex and 9) Veterans. HR diversity diversity hiring diversity recruiting good faith efforts HR compliance OFCCPJob boards remain an excellent way to engage talent, especially diverse candidates.

Making Sense of Diversity Recruiting Changes & the OFCCP


Actually, it has already changed and since 2014, OFCCP compliance has changed in some dramatic ways. HR compliance diversity recruiting federal contractor HR compliance OFCCP ofccp complianceThis article is part of an ongoing series on diversity recruitment. Subscribe to our RSS feed to be informed the next time a diversity resource goes live. Diversity recruiting is changing.

Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid


But it’s still your responsibility to know which federal, state and local labor laws apply to you and to stay in compliance with them. Federal law doesn’t require you to give your employees meal or 15-minute breaks. Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors. Some small business owners think it’ll be easier and cheaper to classify their employees as independent contractors, so they don’t have to pay payroll taxes or cover benefits like disability and paid leave.

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What is Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and how could it affect your business?


In March 2014, new rules for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act became effective, holding federal contractors and subcontractors accountable for hiring people with disabilities. As a federal contractor or subcontractor, if the contract is over $10,000, there must be a plan in place to recruit, employ and retain at least 7% of that workforce with people with disabilities, either within a certain job group or in your overall business if you have less than 100 employees.

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How to staff your start up!


Part-Time, Contractor, Temp, Casual, Full-Time or outsource EVERYTHING?? Whether this is from day one or later down the track, when you have determined it’s time to get help, it’s worthwhile taking careful considerations to your options and their immediate and longer term implications: Independent Contractors/Outsourcing. A very useful initial approach would be to hiring independent contractors or outsource instead of hiring employees.

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Increasing Disability Employment in the Workplace


Compliance with disability legislation. Also, any business that employs over $100,000 in federal contractors has an “aspirational goal” set by the government: 7% of the workforce within your business should be people with disabilities. Why increase awareness about disability employment in the workplace? Besides the altruistic, “just because” answer; hiring disabled people makes practical business sense.

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5 Different Jobs With An International Business Degree

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Import/Export Compliance Specialist (Or Customs Compliance). This job is found in both the federal government and private sector. You could also be an independent contractor and work for several companies. A compliance specialist maintains the compliance of imports and exports within regulatory law, both domestic and international. The most lucrative jobs are found within the federal government.

Good Job Descriptions Make Good Hires


Is the individual to be hired as an independent contractor? Compliance. This level of specificity allows the company to craft questions designed to elicit information about an applicant’s ability to perform essential functions while maintaining compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act or state and local disability laws. Use of the Job Description in the Hiring Process.

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How to Align Cloud Tech to Elevate HR’s Strategic Business


How do I do my job of being forward thinking and strategic while making sure my department remained in compliance but not solely focused on these administrative tasks? I outsource housework to my housekeeper once a week, a contractor to help with our master bedroom remodel and the lawn service to tackle the jungle that is my backyard. Learn more about our HR Technology and Product Reviews here at Blogging4Jobs. See our FTC disclosure at the end of this review. .

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Employment Class Actions Survive Despite Wal-Mart Ruling


Compliance / Legal. A day after the decision, a federal judge in New York ruled that about 600 employees of Tyco International Ltd unit SimplexGrinnell can sue jointly on their claims that they were underpaid. On June 29, a federal judge in Florida denied Starbucks Corp.’s That same week, a federal judge in California denied trucking company C.R. » Independent Contractors Are Again Front-And-Center The U.S. Be our Friend.

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Is it illegal to recruit on Facebook?

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Although there are areas of sensitivity when using these sites, you can follow the recommendations provided to ensure that you are using social networking as part of your hiring process without discrimination and in compliance with federal laws. ABOUT OUR GUEST. Lisa D. Grant Harpe, Ph.D. Industrial Psychologist and Senior Consultant. Peopleclick Authoria Research Institute. She is the author of: Social Networks and Employment Law: Are you putting your Organization at Risk?

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.


Compliance / Legal. After investigating the complaint, HUD issued a charge of discrimination and referred the case to the Department of Justice after the complainant elected to have the case heard in federal court. The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and mortgage lending based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status. » Independent Contractors Are Again Front-And-Center The U.S. Be our Friend.

Drugs at Work. Does Marijuana Make You a Better Employee?


While marijuana has been legalized in across nearly half the United States, Congress still recognizes it in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act that makes it illegal by federal regulations. Department of Justice has sent out numerous letters to each state’s legal counsel letting them know that despite passing legislation the federal government still condemns the growing, distributing, and possessing in any capacity. Federal law always trumps state law.

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HireCentrix Forum :: Topic: Employers and Workers Comp: The Real.


Compliance / Legal. They misrepresent full-time workers as independent contractors, or misrepresent workers as desk employees when in fact they perform relatively hazardous tasks. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs.

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EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


Compliance / Legal. Solomon is the co-chair of the federal interagency Reentry Council’s staff working group. Shriver, III, Senior Policy Counsel for the Office of Personnel Management, told the Commission that, contrary to what some believe, having an arrest or conviction record does not automatically mean that a person can not work for the federal government. Federal regulations permit agencies to consider each applicant’s unique situation. Be our Friend.

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HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce


Compliance / Legal. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. US Labor Department and State of California Sign Agreement to Reduce Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors. Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee? Be our Friend.

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Want to litigate in private? Opt for arbitration


Compliance / Legal. As one federal court recently put it, “the public at large pays for the courts and therefore has an interest in what goes on at all stages of a judicial proceeding.” Mike has prosecuted and defended more than 300 employee defection and recruitment matters, obtaining and defeating injunctive relief in at least 27 different state and federal courts, in addition to dozens of arbitration actions before the National Association of Securities Dealers.

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Candidates will soon be in Control


Compliance / Legal. » Hell hath no fury like a government agency scorned Misclassifying workers as independent contractors now carries an even steeper price.California now has the nations most punitive laws against worker misclassification. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend.

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Ask A Manager

A former contractor at my company has taken a regular position at another company in the same general field, a place where we have various ties / former companies in common—there is a lot of flow, over time, in this industry, and personal relationships can be very important. ” Then I say, “Well, my position requires my discretion, expertise, and I must ensure contract compliance a majority part of my time.” It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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