During a ceremony in the Rose Garden, President Trump signed a much-anticipated “Religious Liberty” executive order.   The Executive Order states it is the

policy of the executive branch to vigorously enforce Federal law’s robust protections for religious freedom.

The relatively short Executive Order also recognizes that

the United States Constitution enshrines and protects the

At a ceremony in Wisconsin this week, President Trump signed yet another executive order, this one entitled, “Buy American and Hire American.”

What does this mean for federal contractors?  It’s not exactly clear at this point, but as our colleagues have previously discussed, the “hire American” portion of the President’s latest Executive Order is focused

On February 3, 2015 the Department of Labor published a second request for public comments on how it can increase regulatory effectiveness and minimize burdens.  DOL’s request is made pursuant to President Obama’s 2011 Executive Order 13563, requiring federal agencies to review their regulations for ways to make them more effective and less burdensome.  A

In the latest in a series of recent Executive Orders signed by the President,  creating significant additional burdens for federal contractors, the President signed today the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order”.  In addition to releasing the EO, the White House also published a fact sheet on the new obligations contained in the

The President today signed a much anticipated Executive Order prohibiting workplace discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on sexual orientation or gender identity.  Here is a link to the executive order.

Of particular note, the executive order does not contain a religious exemption.  That topic has been one of intense negotiation between

Continuing to pursue his pay equity agenda, President Obama took the steering wheel by issuing two Executive Orders and a game-changing Presidential Memo in February and April.  Each of these actions requires the Department of Labor (DOL) to issue proposed regulations to implement the actions and flesh-out the many details not addressed in the Executive