This first part of three, addresses the enforcement practices in 2013 and what it means for 2014. Let’s begin with some of the highlights from 2013 that give us an idea of what makes the OFCCP tick:

The OFCCP in general has focused on what it calls “systemic discrimination”, in selection and hiring and particularly paid attention in 2013 to non-traditional victims. Goodwill Industries of Southern California settled for $130,970 in back wages and made 18 job offers to qualified men to settle allegations of systemic discrimination against men and in favor of female applicants for certain entry level positions. Similarly the OFCCP alleged that ResCare HomeCare Spokane, engaged in systemic discrimination by rejecting 77 male applicants for in-home care positions. In OFCCP v. VF Jeanswear, however, an