Earlier today House Speaker John Boehner announced his intent to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the President’s recent Executive Order actions.  As we have been discussing, President Obama has recently issued  numerous Executive Orders affecting the employment practices of Federal Contractors.

The details of the Speaker’s proposed lawsuit are not yet available but

In 2006, Michigan voters amended their constitution to prohibit state and local governmental entities from considering race, or granting race-based preferences, in a wide range of actions and decisions, including admissions to state universities, as well as “the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.”  Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the ban

The saga of OFCCP v. Florida Hospital of Orlando is synonymous with OFCCP’s ongoing battle to establish jurisdiction over healthcare providers.  In late-2008, OFCCP brought an enforcement action after the Hospital objected to OFCCP’s jurisdiction, claiming it was not a covered “subcontractor.”  An administrative law judge in October 2012 found the Hospital to be a

As previously reported, a number of federal contractor associations have raised questions and concerns regarding the new veteran and disabled regulations.  In November 2013, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (“ABC”) challenged the validity of the disability regulations in federal court and today the United States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the

Today, yet another chapter of the attenuated battle between OFCCP and the healthcare industry unfolded on Capitol Hill.  During a hearing on H.R. 3633, known as the Protecting Health Care Providers from Increased Administrative Burdens Act, Representative Tim Walberg, the bill’s sponsor, reported that Secretary of Labor Perez provided him with a letter detailing 

Earlier this month the NLRB  decided not to appeal two appellate court decisions invalidating the NLRB’s 2011 adoption of a rule requiring private sector employers to post notices advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act.  The decision to allow this deadline to pass rendered the posting obligations “dead in the water”

In a recent court filing, the National Association of Manufacturers and the Virginia Manufacturers Association have challenged the legality of OFCCP’s requirement that federal contractors post notices informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act in connection with Executive Order 13496. In addition to other arguments, the complaint contends that

OFCCP recently entered into two hiring settlements where the Agency alleged systemic discrimination against male applicants. These settlements reminds us OFCCP is not just focused on statistical trends against minorities and females, but that the Agency is also running adverse impact analyses against whites and males and will “go where the numbers take them.”

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We’ve previously written that the EEOC appears to be converting allegations of individual claims into nationwide, systemic discrimination investigations and we have yet another example to share with you.

According to a recently filed complaint, EEOC is alleged to have engaged in “fishing expeditions” searching for potential class members and complaints of discrimination by