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Welcome to the Employment Law section of our webpage. Employment law issues are complex, often subject to state and local law (not ordinarily covered on CLIC pages) as well as federal law. This front page will reflect our most current information on employment law affecting educational institutions.



New Disclosure Requirements, Revised Fair Credit Reporting Act Form, effective Sept 21, 2018. The FCRA now requires employers to provided a revised disclosure form titled A Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act to job applicants and employees subject to background checks and adverse actions due to a background check. The new form has incorporated two changes: 1) a consumer's right to a national security free and (2) the new one year minimum time period that consumer reporting agencies must include an initial fraud alert in a consumer's file. See 83 Fed. Reg. 47027, Sept. 21, 2018, Interim Final Rule, Summaries of Rights under FCRA (Regulation V). The revised forms are available here in both English and Spanish.  

OFCCP Directive 2018-04 on Focused Reviews of Contract Compliance on Non-Discrimination

Issued August 10, 2018. OFCCP is in the process of implementing a comprehensive initiative that seeks to ensure compliance with equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination regulations. As part of this initiative, OFCCP intends for a portion of its future scheduling lists to include focused reviews as to each of the three authorities that OFCCP enforces: the E.O., Section 503, and VEVRAA. 

In the focused reviews anticipated by this Directive, OFCCP would go onsite and conduct a comprehensive review of the particular authority at issue. For example, in a Section 503 focused review, the compliance officer would review policies and practices of the contractor related solely to Section 503 compliance.