Seyfarth Shaw (12/09/11)
On Dec. 8, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs published for public comment a proposed revision to the regulations that implement Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The proposed regulations would dramatically expand federal contractors’ compliance requirements regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action for applicants and employees with disabilities under Section 503. The proposed regulations demonstrate the OFCCP’s intent to hold contractors to much higher standards for increasing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and add a myriad of recordkeeping and self-assessment obligations so that OFCCP may more easily audit contractor compliance to detect deficiencies.
Seyfarth Shaw will conduct a Webinar Jan. 5 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the proposed changes, their possible impact on organizations, and what needs to be done now. Speakers include Valerie Hoffman, partner / chair, OFCCP & Affirmative Action Practice Group; and Christine Hendrickson, senior counsel, OFCCP & Affirmative Action Practice Group. There is no cost to attend this program. If there are any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.