Human Resource & Labor News
www.agc.orgJune 5, 2014 / Issue No. 3-14
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Employee Benefits
ACA Regulatory Updates Prompt New AGC Webinar June 24
New COBRA Notices Add Affordable Care Act Info
Workforce Development
Strategies for Recruiting Craft Workers to be Addressed in Free June 16 Web Meeting
Federal Contracting
Hiring Benchmark Now 7.2 Percent for OFCCP’s New VEVRAA Regulations
OFCCP Provides 503 Self-ID Form in Spanish, Word Formats
Federal Contractors Face New Compensation Disclosure Requirements
AGC Comments on Proposal to Change VETS-100 and VETS-100A Forms
Labor Law
Confidentiality Policy Barring Discussion of Cost and Personnel Information Violates NLRA
OSHA to Refer Stale Whistleblower Claims to NLRB
Employment Law
Construction Company to Pay DOL $600,000 for Misclassified Workers Provided By Labor Contractor
AGC Webinar Discusses on Legalized Marijuana in Construction
Labor & HR Education
Registration Open for Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference
Hot Topics in Construction Labor and Employment Law Covered at AGC Labor and Employment Law Council’s Annual Symposium
Federal Contracting
Hiring Benchmark Now 7.2 Percent for OFCCP’s New VEVRAA Regulations

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that the annual national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force for 2014 is 7.2 percent.

On March 24, 2014, OFCCP’s new VEVRAA regulations governing the affirmative action requirements of federal contractors and their subcontractors went into effect. At that time, OFCCP announced the national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force as 8 percent. Since the final rule was implemented, the percentage has decreased.

Employers responsible for complying with the regulations by having a written affirmative action plan should use the 7.2 percent benchmark, or an independently derived benchmark as outlined in the regulations, for all plans with a start date of March 24, 2014 or later. The benchmark is subject to change annually and will be published in OFCCP’s VEVRAA Benchmark Database.

For more information on OFCCP’s new veterans rule and other issues related to affirmative action requirements for construction employers, visit the Labor and HR Topical Resources section of the AGC website. The primary category is “EEO” and the secondary category is “Affirmative Action/EEO.”

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