Q.  As a federal contractor, do I need to worry about complying with any special rules with respect to sex discrimination?

A.  The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently revised rules on sex discrimination, which took effect on August 15.  The revised rules require covered employers to take certain steps to make sure that sex discrimination does not occur in the workplace.  Given these revisions, we expect that the OFCCP will focus on sex discrimination issues in future compliance audits.

For details on the revisions to the OFCCP rules and what your company should do to maintain compliance, please check out this Pepper@Work Alert from my colleague, Lee Tankle.