On July 13, 2017, the House Committee on Appropriations voted to defund efforts to implement the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) revised Form EEO-1. If the Appropriations Bill is ultimately passed, it will severely limit the EEOC’s ability to implement its revised EEO-1. This development is particularly important for government contractors. Government contractors have a… Continue Reading
Effective June 12, 2017, executive branch agency employees, contractors and subcontractors who have access to classified information or hold sensitive positions must report personal trips abroad as well as a wide range of foreign contacts. This new security directive, “Reporting Requirements for Personnel With Access to Classified Information or Who Hold a Sensitive Position,” was… Continue Reading
Yesterday (March 27, 2017), President Trump signed into law a Congressional Joint Resolution of Disapproval (the “Resolution”), revoking the rules implementing the controversial Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, better known as the Blacklisting Rule. The same day, President Trump issued a new Executive Order – The “Presidential Executive Order on the Revocation of… Continue Reading
Earlier today, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that the Office of Management and Budget renewed the voluntary self-identification form for individuals with disabilities for an additional three years. This renewed Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form is exactly the same as the prior form, except that it has a new expiration date… Continue Reading
On January 1, 2017, new federal contract paycheck transparency, independent contractor notification, and paid sick leave requirements go into effect. Below we summarize the key elements of these new regulatory requirements.
On October 24, 2016, just one day prior to effective date of the Regulations and Guidance implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (collectively the “Rule”), Judge Marcia Crone of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas enjoined the implementation of almost every provision of the Rule. Specifically, Judge Crone… Continue Reading
On October 7, 2016, the first lawsuit challenging the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (the “Order”) and its Final Rule and Guidance (collectively the “Rule”) was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The lawsuit, seeks a preliminary injunction preventing implementation of the Rule, declaratory judgment declaring the… Continue Reading
On September 30, 2016, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued an interim rule titled “Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information.” The interim rule implements Executive Order 13665 (the “Order”). The Order, which President Obama signed on April 8, 2014, prohibits federal contractors from retaliating against employees who… Continue Reading