The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment Training Service recently issued a proposed Rule that would change the current annual VETS-100 and VETS-100A reporting requirements. There are several significant changes proposed by the DOL which, in a change from other regulatory developments, would actually decrease work for covered employers.
Continue Reading DOL Proposes Change To Annual VETS Reports

On September 24, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published two rules that impose new affirmative action obligations toward veterans and individuals with disabilities. These rules, issued under VEVRAA (Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, create significant new burdens for covered federal contractors and subcontractors.

On September 24, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published two rules that impose new affirmative action obligations for veterans and individuals with disabilities.  These rules, issued under VEVRAA  (Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, create significant new burdens for covered federal contractors and subcontractors. 


Continue Reading OFCCP Publishes New Rules for Veterans/Disabled – Effective March 2014

On February 28, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued additional guidance to wounded veterans and to employers under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.  The two publications are revised versions of guides that originally were posted by the EEOC in February 2008. This guidance reflects another move by federal agencies to address the employment of disabled persons.  Last December, we reported that the OFCCP issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would, among other things, establish a national utilization goal for individuals with disabilities. There is certainly more than one indication from the federal government that employers will likely continue to face heightened responsibilities concerning the employment of disabled individuals.


Continue Reading EEOC Issues Guidance To Disabled Vets And Employers

On December 15, 2011, the Department of Labor issued proposed rule changes that would extend the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime protections to the roughly two million in-home caregivers providing services to the elderly and infirm.  If enacted, the changes would eliminate the FLSA’s longstanding companionship and live-in domestic service exemptions, and likely lead to a major change in the in-home care worker industry.


Continue Reading DOL Proposes To Extend FLSA Protections To In-Home Care Workers

Federal contractors have numerous non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations under Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act ("VEVRAA") and the Rehabilitation Act, including the preparation of annual written affirmative action plans. These obligations are enforced by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP"), which is currently headed by

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) of the Department of Labor (DOL) just posted a “Special Announcement” delaying the 2011 VETS-100/100A Filing Cycle.

Typically, covered employers are required to submit the VETS-100 and VETS-100A Reports annually by September 30.  The forms identify the number of protected veteran employees and new hires in the workforce.  This year, the Department had announced a plan to accept electronic submissions of the reports effective August 1, 2011.  Unfortunately, technical problems have interfered with the electronic filing.  Contractors presently cannot register or file for the 2011 cycle.


Continue Reading Deadline For VETS-100/100A Reports Extended By Two Months