Court Denies Associated Builders and Contractors’ Attempt to Prevent New OFCCP Affirmative Action Requirements

Court Denies Associated Builders and Contractors’ Attempt to Prevent New OFCCP Affirmative Action Requirements

March 24, 2014

Beginning on March 24, 2014, federal contractors that have a government contract or subcontract of $50,000 or more and have 50 or more employees must implement new affirmative action programs, including: (1) asking in every job application whether the applicant has a disability; (2) keeping track of the number of applicants and newly hired employees who self-identify a disability; (3) striving for a 7 percent disabled workforce, and (4) submitting a new affirmative action program that includes recruiting efforts toward attaining a 7 percent disabled workforce goal.

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