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We’ve Been Warned

An analysis of the Department of Labor’s proposed budget by the law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP notes that there will be stepped-up affirmative-action enforcement by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (which, I noted last week, will enjoy a 38 percent budget increase):

The OFCCP plans to conduct more frequent on-site compliance reviews, will monitor affirmative action compliance more closely, and will ensure that contractors are providing employment opportunities for covered veterans and individuals with disabilities. In particular, the OFCCP is expected to spend more time on the affirmative action obligations of government contractors, and will also spend more resources on identifying individual cases of discrimination. The OFCCP intends to update its regulations to strengthen affirmative action requirements for covered veterans, for individuals with disabilities, and for construction workers.

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