Department of Labor Updates Technical Assistance Guide for Contractors

Anti-discrimination laws and equal opportunity employment are an essential part of a healthy workplace. Learn about the new guidelines here.

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The United States Department of Labor recently released an updated and comprehensive version of the Technical Assistance Guide for the construction industry. The purpose of the guide is to help contractors better understand and meet the legal requirements and responsibilities for equal employment opportunity.

The guide was released by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The OFCCP is a civil rights agency within the DoL that enforces laws regarding discrimination and equal employment opportunities.

“The Construction Technical Assistance Guide provides comprehensive and clear guidance that will help ensure equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination in the construction sector,” said Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Craig Leen.

The guide itself includes a self-assessment tool for contractors that will allow them to make sure they have practices in place that eliminate discrimination and provide equal employment opportunities. The goal of the Technical Assistance Guide is to help contractors understand the laws surrounding these issues so they can ensure compliance while also providing best practices and reference materials.

Here is a link to the guide in full.¬†For more information, contractors can call OFCCP’s toll-free helpline at 800-397-6251 or visit http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/.