Tag Archives: federal contractors

Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave in Effect

As the first quarter of 2018 nears its end, and we are adjusting to an extra hour of daylight (and an hour less sleep this weekend) we wanted to take a moment to remind you about the Paid Sick Leave obligations that went into effect in January 2017 for covered contractors.   For a refresher of these obligations, check out the blog post … Continue Reading

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

Breaking News: Portions of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Blocked

In a much anticipated, last minute ruling, a U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the labor law violation disclosure requirements and restriction on use of arbitration agreements portions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance (“Final Rule”), which were set to take effect today. The pay transparency … Continue Reading

Complimentary Webinar: It Pays to Be Sick – Discussion of Executive Order 13706

The final regulations for Executive Order 13706 (“Paid Sick Leave for Workers on Federal Contracts”) were published September 30, 2016.  Under the Executive Order and final regulations, paid sick leave obligations will begin with new solicitations and contracts beginning January 1, 2017. Join my colleagues Patricia Pryor and Leslie Stout-Tabackman on October 20, 2016 for a … Continue Reading

The 33rd Annual ILG National Conference Comes to A Close

The 33rd Annual Industry Liaison Group National Conference has officially come to a close.  For four days, conference attendees attended a multitude of sessions providing insight and guidance on the latest EEO and Affirmative Action trends. Highlights of the conference began with Director Patricia Shiu’s opening remarks as well as the EEOC and OFCCP joint presentation discussion … Continue Reading

Final Minimum Wage Regulations Released

Logging in at 338 pages, the Department of Labor (DOL) released final rules implementing Executive Order 13658 “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.”  The Rules are due to be published in the Federal Register on October 7, and will be effective on December 6, 2014.  However, as specified in the Executive Order, the minimum wage … Continue Reading

It’s hard to be a government contractor, and it’s about to get harder . . .

So come join us at The OFCCP Institute Fall Symposium in Chicago on October 1st & 2nd.   We will do a deep dive into the many new obligations emerging from President Obama’s recent series of executive orders. We also will examine and explain the OFCCP’s latest enforcement trends. As you know (if you’ve been … Continue Reading

32nd Annual Industry Liaison Group National Conference

Hello from the 2014 ILG National Conference in beautiful Washington, D.C.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Celebrate 50 Years of Civil Rights” and the conference opens tomorrow morning with an address from Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez.  Key officials from OFCCP and EEOC as well as leading practitioners are scheduled to present throughout … 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

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

The 2012 ILG Conference in Hawaii: Live-Blog Coverage by Jackson Lewis, LLP

Welcome to the Affirmative Action & OFCCP Law Advisor Blog Where you can: Stay up to date on the latest developments in affirmative action and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Receive analysis and commentary from Jackson Lewis attorneys on all things related to affirmative action and federal contractors The Kick-off We’re kicking-off … Continue Reading