Tag Archives: Executive Order

Trump Signs Religious Liberty Executive Order

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 fundamental … Continue Reading

Impact of “Hire American” Executive Order on Federal Contractor Staffing

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 revamping the H-1B … Continue Reading

Department of Labor Invites Public Comment on Ways to Decrease Regulatory Burdens

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 … Continue Reading

Breaking News: President Obama Signs Executive Order Requiring Federal Agencies to Take Record of Labor and Employment Law Violations into Account When Awarding Contracts, and Placing New Reporting Burdens on Government Contractors

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 EO. … Continue Reading

Breaking News: President Obama Signs Executive Order Banning Employment Discrimination by Government Contractors on the Basis of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

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 the … Continue Reading

DOL Extends Minimum Wage Regulation Public Comment Period

In response to several requests received from the public for more time to comment on the proposed regulations implementing President Obama’s Executive Order increasing the  minimum wage for federal contractors, the Department of Labor has extended the public comment period. The new deadline to submit comments is July 28, 2014.… Continue Reading

President Obama to Issue Executive Order Prohibiting LGBT Discrimination

President Obama will soon issue yet another federal contractor Executive Order, this time prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination by federal contractors.  We do not have details of the proposed executive order yet, but the announcement comes on the heels of the President’s recent delcaration of June 2014 as LGBT Pride Month. As with other, recent Executive Orders, … Continue Reading

Let Your Voice be Heard! Upcoming Pay Equity Regulations Will Change Your World So Make Sure to Speak Up

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 … Continue Reading

President Obama Signs New Executive Order and Memorandum Regarding Pay Discrimination Enforcement: What Does it Mean for Federal Contractors?

Its getting harder to be a Federal contractor.  On February 12, President Obama signed an executive order bumping the minimum wage for at least some federal contractor employees to $10.10 an hour, raising many questions which we discussed here.  But the President didn’t stop there.  Based on his action today, two new obligations will soon … Continue Reading

New Minimum Wage for Employees of Federal Contractors FAQs

As we updated you last week, President Obama has signed an Executive Order increasing the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.  After reading the the Order many employers still have questions surrounding the impact of the President’s executive action.  We have prepared some FAQs to help answer these questions. The President … Continue Reading