23 August 2017

Federal Contractor Pays $3.2 Million in OFCCP Case

Federal government contractors who thought the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was on the ropes or being phased out, got a huge wake-up call last week.   Six months into the new Trump Administration, OFCCP wrangled one of the largest compliance review settlements in years, and one of the largest in the agency’s history.  On August 11, 2017 B & H Foto & Electronics Corp. resolved an enforcement audit with OFCCP for $3.2 Million.  B & H Foto has federal government contracts valued at more than $45 million.

Details of the settlement are as follows:

In 2017 alone, Miller Johnson has tracked over 16 OFCCP enforcement settlements with federal contractors totaling over $30 Million paid to affected class members.  OFCCP continues to focus its systemic discrimination enforcement efforts at entry-level blue-collar positions such as production and warehouse jobs.  In fact, in the last 1 ½ years, OFCCP has obtained nearly $7 million in back pay involving warehouse laborers.

Miller Johnson’s Affirmative Action and Government Contractors Practice Group will continue to keep you updated on future OFCCP trends and significant settlement cases.