Guy Brenner is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and leads the Firm’s Washington, D.C. Labor & Employment practice. He is head of the Government Contractor Compliance Group and is co-head of the Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Group. He has extensive experience representing employers in both single-plaintiff and class action matters, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He also regularly assists federal government contractors with the many special employment-related compliance challenges they face.
Guy represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on non-compete and trade secrets issues, medical and disability leave matters, employee/independent contractor classification issues, and the investigation and litigation of whistleblower claims. He assists employers in negotiating and drafting executive agreements and employee mobility agreements, including non-competition, non-solicit and non-disclosure agreements, and also conducts and supervises internal investigations. He also regularly advises clients on pay equity matters, including privileged pay equity analyses.
Guy advises federal government contractors and subcontractors all aspects of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations and requirements, including preparing affirmative action plans, responding to desk audits, and managing on-site audits.
Guy is a former clerk to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the US District Court of the District of Columbia.
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On March 20, 2023, OFCCP announced its Contractor Portal will open to receive Affirmative Action Program (“AAP”) certification submissions on March 31, 2023. Certifications must be made by June 29, 2023. OFCCP launched the Contractor Portal last year and required federal contractors and subcontractors to certify whether they have developed and maintained their required AAPs. … Continue Reading
As we previously reported, OFCCP has received a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request seeking federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ (collectively, “Contractors”) EEO-1 reports from 2016-2020. After publishing a list of Contractors whose EEO-1 data would be released, OFCCP offered Contractors an opportunity to notify the agency if they were erroneously included on the list or otherwise … Continue Reading
As we previously reported here and here, OFCCP plans to release EEO-1 data for non-objecting contractors and subcontractors in response to a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request seeking contractors’ and subcontractors’ EEO-1 reports from 2016-2020. After publishing a list of contractors and subcontractors’ whose EEO-1 data would be produced, OFCCP offered contractors an opportunity … Continue Reading
As we previously reported, OFCCP has received a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request seeking contractors’ and subcontractors’ EEO-1 reports from 2016-2020. OFCCP originally provided contractors and subcontractors until September 19, 2022 to submit objections as to why their data should not be produced. That deadline was then extended to October 19, 2022. On February … Continue Reading
As we previously reported, OFCCP plans to release EEO-1 data for non-objecting contractors in response to a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request seeking contractors’ and subcontractors’ EEO-1 reports from 2016-2020. On February 2, 2023, OFCCP published a list of contractors whose data was scheduled to be released on or around February 8, 2023, and … Continue Reading
As we previously reported, OFCCP has received a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request seeking federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ EEO-1 reports from 2016-2020. The agency previously instructed contractors who objected to the release of their EEO-1 reports to submit their objections by October 19, 2022. OFCCP has now released a list of non-objecting contractors whose … Continue Reading
On January 20, 2023, OFCCP announced the release of the first Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) of FY23. The list consists of 500 locations selected for a Compliance Review (Establishment Review), Corporate Management Compliance Evaluation, or Functional Affirmative Action Program Review. Note that the list merely notifies these contractors that they will be audited – audits will not … Continue Reading
On December 19, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed a preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the federal contractor and subcontractor vaccine mandate requirements issued in response to Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (the “federal contractor mandate”). Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi (the “Plaintiff States”), sought to enjoin enforcement … Continue Reading
On November 21, 2022, OFCCP published notice in the Federal Register that it is seeking reauthorization of a revised Compliance Review Scheduling Letter (“Scheduling Letter”) and Itemized Listing. These documents are issued at the outset of an OFCCP audit, requesting multiple categories of documents from the contractor selected for audit. OFCCP’s proposed revisions to the … Continue Reading
On November 17, 2022, OFCCP hosted a webinar discussing the changes it made to Directive 2013-01 earlier this year through Revision 3 (the “Directive”). The Directive sets forth the agency’s policies and procedures for federal contractors implementing and maintaining FAAPs. As many contractors know, FAAPs provide an alternative for federal supply and service contractors to … Continue Reading
As our colleagues previously reported, on October 19, 2022, the EEOC updated its “Know Your Rights” poster for employers. On October 28, 2022, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) notified contractors that they must post the new EEOC poster, replacing the 2009 “EEO is the Law” poster and the 2015 “EEO is the … Continue Reading
As federal contractors are aware, on December 7, 2021, a federal judge issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting enforcement of the federal contractor and subcontractor vaccine mandate requirements issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) in response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. … Continue Reading
As previously reported, OFCCP has received a FOIA request seeking federal contractors’ and subcontractors’ EEO-1 reports from 2016-2020. On August 19, 2022, OFCCP published a notice informing contractors and subcontractors of that fact and giving them until September 19, 2022 to submit any written objections to releasing their reports. On September 15, 2022, OFCCP extended … Continue Reading
Earlier this year, OFCCP launched its “Contractor Portal,” which “[c]overed federal contractors and subcontractors (“contractors”) must use … to certify, on an annual basis, whether they have developed and maintained an affirmative action program for each establishment and/or functional unit, as applicable.” Contractors were required to certify whether they had developed such AAPs by June … Continue Reading
OFCCP has launched its new online portal: the Notification of Construction Contract Award Portal (NCAP). NCAP is expected to modernize how OFCCP receives required notices about construction contract and subcontract awards by eliminating the need to submit contract award information by mail or email. According to the notice, “NCAP provides contracting officers, contractors, and applicants … Continue Reading
As we previously reported, in March of this year, OFCCP issued its first directive of the Biden Administration – Directive 2022-01 (the “Directive”) – which addressed the issue of contractors’ obligations to conduct analyses of their compensation systems, as well as the agency’s expectations regarding providing those analyses when under audit. The Directive received a … Continue Reading
OFCCP published a notice on August 19, 2022, notifying federal contractors of a request by the Center for Investigative Reporting made pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requesting the disclosure of federal contractors’ EEO-1 Reports. Specifically, the request seeks all Type 2 Consolidated Employer Information Reports, Standard Form 100 (EEO-1 Report), filed between … Continue Reading
As previously reported, the OFCCP has established a Contractor Portal where federal government contractors can register and certify they have developed and maintained affirmative action programs at each of their establishments or functional units. Those who do not register and certify are more likely to be selected for audit. The deadline to register and submit … Continue Reading
As previously reported, OFCCP recently launched its Contractor Portal, which requires certain federal government contractors to register and certify their compliance with the requirement to develop and maintain Affirmative Action Programs (“AAPs”). OFCCP has now introduced a “Bulk Upload/Modification” option on the Portal for federal contractors with 100 or more establishments or functional/business units. The … Continue Reading
On May 20, 2022, OFCCP announced it posted its first Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) of FY22. The list consists of 400 locations selected for a Compliance Review (Establishment Review), Corporate Management Compliance Evaluation, or Functional Affirmative Action Program Review. Note that the list merely notifies these contractors that they will be audited – audits … Continue Reading
Readers of this blog are well-aware that the OFCCP has signaled a new aggressive shift in its enforcement efforts through new Directives and regulatory initiatives. On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, we will host a CLE webinar reviewing these recent significant developments, what they mean for federal contractors and what federal contractors can expect from OFCCP … Continue Reading
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has released its 2022 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) benchmark. Effective March 31, 2022, the new benchmark is 5.5%, a slight decrease from 2021’s 5.6% benchmark. This is OFCCP’s seventh reduction of the benchmark, which has steadily declined since its inception in 2014. The VEVRAA Benchmark is … Continue Reading
As previously reported, federal government contractors must certify their compliance with the requirement to develop and maintain Affirmative Action Programs (“AAPs”). The certification must be submitted through the newly created Contractor Portal, which opened for registration on February 1, 2022 and is now open to receive certification submissions. On March 31, 2022, OFCCP held a … Continue Reading
On March 31, 2022, OFCCP issued Directive 2022-02 titled “Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement” (the “Directive”). The Directive’s stated purpose is to “provide transparency on OFCCP’s compliance evaluation policies and expectations for contractors.” However, the Directive guts former-Director Craig Leen’s efforts to ensure OFCCP provided contractors with transparency, fairness, and consistency in audits and in … Continue Reading