• Certification of Your Affirmative Action Plan Is Required Between March 31, 2023 – June 29, 2023

      March 22, 2023 | News

        The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has stated that covered federal contractors must certify, on an annul basis, that they have developed and maintained an Affirmative Action Program (AAP) for their business. This certification must be done through the OFCCP’s designated Contractor Portal which will open on March 31st. The Portal’s certification End excerpt

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    • Final Opportunity to Object to the Disclosure of Your Type 2 EEO-Data

      March 22, 2023 | HR News/News & Press

        A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was submitted by the Center for Investigative Reporting to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) asking for the disclosure of Type 2 EEO-1 Reporting Data that was submitted by all multi-establishment federal contractors for filing years 2016-2020. These reports include a great deal of sensitive End excerpt

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    • EEO-1 Reporting

      February 14, 2023 | HR News/News/News & Press

      The EEO-1 reporting for 2022 data is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-July 2023. In recent years, the deadline for data collection has varied. The EEO-1 report is a mandatory annual data collection that requires all private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees to file the EEO-1 End excerpt

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    • What Employers Need to Know About Pay Transparency Laws in 2023

      January 12, 2023 | News/News & Press

      Written by Sheri Bender 1.10.23 California originally banned employers from asking about salary history in 2018. Then Colorado was the first state to pass a pay transparency law in 2019. The initial intention of these initiatives was to reduce the gap between earnings of men and women. Fast forward to 2023 and 1 in 5 End excerpt

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    • New Rule Proposed to Determine Employee Status

      October 13, 2022 | News & Press

      On October 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule to help analyze whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The 2021 independent contractor guidelines used a five-factor test to determine classification with two of the factors—the nature and degree of control over the End excerpt

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    • FOIA Request Pending for All Type 2 EE0-1 Data

      September 21, 2022 | News

      Federal Contractors Have Until Oct. 19th to Object In June 2022, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) received a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) for all Type 2 EEO-1 Reports filed from 2016 through 2020. On August 19, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance End excerpt

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    • California and NYC Salary Transparency Laws Go Into Effect

      September 12, 2022 | News/News & Press

      Salary Transparency Laws are slated to go into effect in New York City and California, and other states and jurisdictions may soon follow. In New York, the “Salary Transparency Law,” a recent amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), is set to go into effect on November 1, 2022. Employers advertising jobs End excerpt

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    • Medical Loss Ratio Rebates

      September 2, 2022 | News/News & Press

      Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rebate checks are currently arriving for many companies. MLR rebates are required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and are furnished when a health insurer does not utilize enough of the premiums they have received directly towards the cost of medical claims and activities that improve the quality of care. There End excerpt

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    • Health Care Costs and Concerns on the Rise

      August 1, 2022 | News/News & Press

      Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) recently shared data from a poll they conducted with the public to assess their experiences with health care costs. Highlights include: Approximately 50% of U.S. adults encounter issues paying for health care. Often, patients are unable to fill prescriptions due to the costs. Adults who are uninsured, Black or Hispanic, or End excerpt

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    • State Legislators Are Considering Ways to Restructure Prior Medical Authorization Practices

      June 2, 2022 | News

      The goal of prior authorization requirements is to decrease unnecessary health care spending. Often times, however, patients do not receive timely care due to lengthy steps required to obtain prior authorization. Patients could face life threatening conditions because doctors must wait until prior authorization is granted to provide necessary care. After examining grievances from doctors End excerpt

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