Is Your Business One of the 3,500 Scheduled by DOL for an Affirmative Action Program Audit in 2019?On March 28, 2019 by Schnader in Labor and Employment
Jo Bennett published a client alert, “Is Your Business One of the 3,500 Scheduled by the Department of Labor for an Affirmative Action Program Audit in 2019?” Bennett is co-chair of Schnader’s Labor and Employment Practices Group. She advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including compliance and strategies for avoiding litigation.
The alert states:
“On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) identified 3,500 work sites that the agency intends to audit for compliance with federal non-discrimination and affirmative action laws and regulations. . . . These government audits are important because they can lead to financial penalties. . . . Businesses should check the published list ASAP and take appropriate action to prepare for the government audit. Based on past experience, businesses can improve their audit results by analyzing their hiring and selection activity in the prior year and reviewing compensation practices to ensure equity.”