In August, OFCCP issued a proposed new rule to clarify aspects of a religious exemption available to federal contractors. According to OFCCP, the rule is intended to provide clarity regarding the scope and application of the existing religious exemption consistent with the evolving landscape of religious freedom- based legal developments, including Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd.
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