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OFCCP Issues Proposal to Update Outdated
Sex Bias Rules to Conform With Current Law

Jan. 28, 2015, 5:00 AM

The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Jan. 28 issued a proposed rule to revise federal contractor sex discrimination guidelines under Executive Order 11,246 that haven’t been updated in more than 40 years.

Management attorneys and consultants told Bloomberg BNA that the OFCCP’s proposal generally didn’t contain many surprises in its attempt to memorialize current workplace realities and legal precedents, but they added that federal contractors nevertheless should pay close attention to sections pertaining to compensation discrimination and certain benefits.

In a notice of proposed rulemaking scheduled for publication in the Jan. 30 Federal Register (RIN 1250-AA05), the...

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