The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have implemented a series of regional compliance seminars in various cities throughout the country. Each seminar will be offered free of charge to employers.OFCCP, responsible for ensuring that contractors doing business with the federal government do not discriminate and take affirmative action, has recently announced details on its upcoming seminars, including one specifically designed for the construction industry, Compliance Assistance for Construction Contractors. Other OFCCP seminars will address topics such as affirmative action plan development, recruiting veterans and the disabled, internet applicant tracking, and recordkeeping procedures, to name a few. For a complete list of seminar topics, dates, locations, and registration information, visit the OFCCP Events Web page. In addition to the above-mentioned seminars, OFCCP is partnering with WHD to present the Prevailing Wage Conference 2009, a two-and-a-half day seminar that will address prevailing wage issues as they relate to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The conference will cover such topics as:
- The Davis-Bacon Act and McNamara O'Hara Service Contract Act;
- The process of obtaining wage determinations and adding classifications;
- Compliance assistance and enforcement processes;
- The process of appealing wage rates, coverage, and compliance determinations; and
- Contractor and agency requirements under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.