Volume 3, Issue 7
The OFCCP Digest Local JobNetwork The OFCCP Digest Valerie Hoffman, Esq. John Fox, Esq. Bill Osterndorf Ahmed Younies Sandra Zeigler, Esq.
The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance.
What You Need To Know: Employment Implications of Key Recent US Supreme Court Decisions
by Valerie Hoffman, Esq.

The United States Supreme Court ended its October 2012 term with a flurry of high profile decisions. A number of those will have significant implications for employers. Among other noteworthy opinions, the Justices handed down one opinion regarding affirmative action and two dealing with Title VII. Employers should be aware of the precedents established by the respective cases, but should remain watchful for developing trends under the doctrines enunciated by the Court. read more

Debra Milstein Gardner Ms. Hoffman is a partner in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where, since 1978, she has practiced labor and employment law. As counsel to management, Ms. Hoffman advises employers of all varieties and sizes, including Fortune 100 manufacturing, read more

The Fox OFCCP Report
by John C. Fox, Esq.

OFCCP Director Pat Shiu has garnered some flattering and critical (both) press coverage for her recent speech to the annual meeting of The National Employment Lawyer's Association (NELA), one of the country's leading trade associations for Plaintiff Employment Lawyers. (Note: NELA is not to be confused with NELI – the National Employment Law Institute, which many believe, is the country's leading non-profit employment law training institute. Ethics Alert: I sit on the Board of Directors of NELI.) read more

John C. Fox, Esq. John C. Fox, Esq. is one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the United States defending companies in "bet-the-bank" and other substantial employment cases. Mr. Fox is the President and a Senior Partner of Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C. read more

How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review - Part 1
by Bill Osterndorf

This article is the first of a two-part series. In this article, we'll provide some general information on how to set priorities in preparation for an OFCCP review. In the follow-up article, we'll discuss a number of specific items that should be priorities for all federal contractors and subcontractors.

The letter from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that opens an affirmative action compliance review sends many companies into a panic. read more

Bill Osterndorf William A. Osterndorf is President and founder of HR Analytical Services and has been working with affirmative action/equal opportunity issues for the last 25 years in the public and private sectors. read more

Breathing New Life into Affirmative Action to Grow Your Company's Bottom Line
by Ahmed Younies

Affirmative Action burst onto the American employment landscape about 45 years ago as a means to combat decades of racial discrimination by employers. That year, all Federal agencies were required by Federal law to put into place certain programs meant to ensure that all job applicants were considered without regard to "race, creed, color, or national origin," and to guarantee that these factors played no role in the treatment of employees once hired. read more

Ahmed Younies Ahmed Younies has built human resources infrastructures for small-size companies as well as for mid size to Fortune 500 companies. He has worked for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), enforcing compliance as a district director. read more

Obesity and the ADA
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq.

On June 18, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to classify obesity as a disease. According to all reports, this decision does not, by itself, carry any legal weight. However, it could influence the way obesity is treated in developing public policy on the issue.

In fact, public policy has been trending this way for a while. One of the earliest cases discussing obesity and disability was Cook v. State of Rhode Island, Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals, 10 F.3d 17 (November 1993). read more

Sandra Zeigler Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq. is a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP. read more

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The Local JobNetwork™ will be in attendance, and we look forward to meeting you. The August edition of The OFCCP Digest will provide you with a recap of the conference. In the meantime, join the #2013ILG conversation on Twitter. Follow @theLJN and use #LJN_HR during the conference to interact with other attendees, share information, and ask questions. The person who tweets our favorite piece of information from the conference will receive a Starbucks gift card during each exhibitor session, compliments of the Local JobNetwork™.

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The opinions expressed in this newsletter are the opinions of the individual author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Local JobNetwork™. The information appearing in this newsletter is meant to provide the reader with a general understanding of topics relating to OFCCP compliance requirements and is not legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice to address OFCCP compliance issues or requirements, you should consult an attorney. The Local JobNetwork™ expressly disclaims all liability with respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this newsletter.