November 1, 2010

TRICARE Contracts Subject Hospitals to Affirmative Action Obligations

By Stephanie Dodge Gournis

In a highly anticipated decision, a Labor Department Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has found that a Florida hospital’s TRICARE contracts trigger affirmative action obligations under federal law. OFCCP v. Florida Hospital of Orlando, DOL OALJ, No. 2009-OFC-00002 (October 18, 2010). In so holding, the ALJ upheld the position of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that the hospital was a government subcontractor.

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