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19 Democratic Senators Urge DOL To Implement Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (the “Order”), which imposes additional disclosure and compliance obligations on federal government contractors with contracts valued at $500,000 or more. Among other things, the Order will require contractors to disclose violations of numerous labor, employment, wage payment and safety laws … Continue Reading

DOL Proposes Rule Requiring Contractors to Report Aggregate Veterans Information

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) on Friday which would change reporting requirements for federal contractors under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”).  Under the proposed rule, covered contractors would be required to report information about protected veteran employees “in the aggregate” instead of for each protected … Continue Reading

DOL Seeks Remand Of District Court Case Regarding OFCCP’s Data Gathering Authority

Earlier this week the Department of Labor moved to remand Frito-Lay’s lawsuit seeking to block the production of employment data in connection with an OFCCP investigation into discrimination at its Dallas facility.  Frito-Lay, Inc. v. Department of Labor, 3:12-cv-01747 (N.D. Tex. 2012).  The resolution of this case may impact the scope of OFCCP’s authority to … Continue Reading

More Practical Employment Law Issues Facing Government Contractors in the Wake of the Federal Government Shutdown

On October 15, 2013, Proskauer issued an additional Client Alert providing guidance to federal contractors regarding key legal questions that have arisen as a result of the government shutdown.  Attached is a link to the Client Alert.  Please be sure to check the Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update or subscribe to the RSS feed for … Continue Reading

Practical Employment Law Issues Facing Government Contractors in the Wake of the Federal Government Shutdown

On October 4, 2013, Proskauer issued a Client Alert providing guidance to federal contractors regarding key legal questions that have arisen as a result of the government shutdown.  Attached is a link to the Client Alert.  Please be sure to check the Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update or subscribe to the RSS feed for … Continue Reading

OFCCP Announced a Series of Consent Decrees Impacting Contractors Prior to the Government Shutdown

Medtronic, Inc. and Medtronic Interventional Vascular, Inc. A Department of Labor Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) approved a consent decree on September 16, 2013 between the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) and Medtronic, Inc. (“Medtronic”) to settle claims of national origin discrimination in pay.… Continue Reading

OFCCP Suspends Operations During Government Shutdown

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) suspended its operations on October 1, 2013 as part of the Federal government shutdown.  Under the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) appropriations contingency plan, OFCCP will furlough all of its employees during the shutdown.   Federal contractors and subcontractors will not receive communications or correspondence from OFCCP staff during … Continue Reading

Federal District Court Holds that OFCCP Has Jurisdiction Over Hospitals That Provide Services to HMOs Retained by Federal Government

Earlier this week, the federal district court for the District of Columbia ruled that three hospitals providing medical services through an HMO to U.S. government employees are “subcontractors” subject to OFCCP’s jurisdiction.  The decision shows that OFCCP has successfully been able to expand the definition of “subcontractor” and hence its jurisdiction to enforce affirmative action … Continue Reading
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