Author: Connie Bertram

Microsoft Agrees to Shell Out $3 Million to Resolve Hiring Allegations Raised by OFCCP

October 19, 2020 Government Contractor Compliance

On September 4, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) entered into an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement (ERCA) with Microsoft Corporation, resolving allegations that the contractor engaged in discriminatory practices in its hiring and selection processes at several facilities. In exchange for a five-year moratorium on compliance evaluations […]

Salary Secrets: Maryland Salary History Ban Takes Effect October 1

September 3, 2020 Complex Employment Litigation and Arbitration

On October 1, 2020, a new Maryland law will prohibit employers from requesting or relying on job applicants’ prior pay history to make decisions about employment or initial pay in most circumstances.  It will also require employers to provide applicants, upon request, with the wage range for jobs for which they apply. The new law amends […]

DOL Clarifies When FFCRA Child Care Leave Is Available For In-Person and Remote Learning

September 3, 2020 Government Contractor Compliance

On August 27, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a guidance document (98-100) clarifying how the childcare provisions of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) apply to various remote and in-person learning situations of the children of employees. The FFCRA generally requires private employers with fewer than 500 employees and […]