Guide helps contractors meet equal employment opportunity requirements

November 14, 2019

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has released a comprehensive Technical Assistance Guide for the construction industry, according to The guide is meant to help contractors meet their legal requirements and responsibilities for equal employment opportunity by preventing violations before they occur.

The OFCCP published the guide to reflect current regulations and provide practical, useful compliance assistance resources for contractors in the construction industry. It provides a self-assessment tool for contractors so they can review the practices they have in place to eliminate discrimination and achieve their equal employment opportunity goals. The guide highlights best practices, provides references and reportedly will help federal construction contractors meet all their obligations required by law.

The OFCCP is a civil rights agency in the DOL that enforces laws prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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