Construction Industry Could See More DOL Checks, Fewer Audits (1)

April 8, 2019, 6:52 PM; Updated: April 8, 2019, 8:19 PM

The Labor Department proposed to conduct construction industry-focused compliance checks, according to an April 8 Federal Register entry.

The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs regularly selects government contractors for random audits to enforce equal employment opportunity laws, but compliance checks aren’t full-blown audits, which are known as compliance reviews.

The compliance checks would vary, depending on if the company directly holds a federal contract or is federally assisted, according to the proposal. Companies that directly hold contracts would submit an affirmative action plan, personnel and payroll records, job advertisements, and other records for review. Federally assisted contractors...

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