Tag Archives: gender identity

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

Trump Administration Sending Mixed Signals about Support of LGBT of Rights

In addition to issues involving the environment, immigration, and national security, the Trump Administration has been in the headlines recently for its stance on matters impacting the LGBT community. As we reported in a late-January, after close deliberation with daughter Ivanka, and son-in-law Jared Kushner, President Trump expressed support for LGBT rights and vowed to leave intact … Continue Reading

President Trump Preserves LGBT Executive Order

The New York Times reported this week President Trump will preserve intact President Obama’s LGBT order (Executive Order 13672) protecting applicants and employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  As published by the Times, a White House statement provides: President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of L.G.B.T.Q. rights, just … Continue Reading

OFCCP Webinar Discusses Federal Contractor LGBT Obligations

This week OFCCP hosted Webinars on federal contractor obligations with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity under Executive Order 13672. During the training OFCCP reiterated the following requirements: Contractors are to use the updated EO Clause including sexual orientation and gender identity if the entire EO Clause is incorporated into covered purchase orders and … Continue Reading

OFCCP to Provide Training on LGBT Compliance

In connection with the April 8, 2015 effective date of OFCCP’s implementation of Executive Order 13672, OFCCP announced today training sessions on compliance with the new sexual orientation and gender identity regulations. The Agency will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday March 18, 2015 on the Agency’s implementation of the new sexual orientation and gender identity … Continue Reading

OFCCP Provides LGBT Resources for Contractors

In response to requests following publication of the final regulations implementing President Obama’s recent Executive Order addressing non-discrimination and affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, OFCCP has published a directory of resources to assist federal contractors  “around issues relating to creating an inclusive workplace of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender … Continue Reading

Final LGBT Rule Released

As we alerted you to earlier today, OFCCP has issued its final rule implementing Executive Order 13672, providing non-discrimination protection for individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. There was early speculation that this rule might involve soliciting of LGBT status from applicants or employees as well as a requirement for some … Continue Reading

OFCCP Announces Final LGBT Rule

As scheduled, OFCCP has announced issuance of its final rules implementing the President’s recent Executive Order prohibiting discrimination for on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. As we previously mentioned, OFCCP is releasing the final rule without a public comment period. The final rules are not yet available for public review.   However, OFCCP has … Continue Reading

OFCCP to Soon Issue Final LGBT Rules

According to the DOL’s semi-annual regulatory agenda, OFCCP intends to issue as early as December, final rules implementing Executive Order 13672, providing non-discrimination protection to individuals on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Our understanding is that OFCCP does not intend to publish the regulations in the federal register for public notice and comment … Continue Reading

OFCCP Releases New Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination

As Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez recently announced, OFCCP has updated its guidance to “make clear that discrimination on the basis of transgender status is discrimination based on sex” under Title VII and existing case law.  By e-mail Director Patricia Shiu announced the release of Directive 2014-02, the purpose of which is to “clarify that … Continue Reading

A (Running) List of Presidential Actions Affecting Federal Contractors

It’s been a busy spring and early summer for the President and federal contractors with several new Executive Orders and a Presidential Memorandum on the issues of employee pay as well as sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination.  For those of you trying to keep up with it all, below is an up-to-date summary of the … Continue Reading