Today, in connection with “Equal Pay Day” ceremonies at the White House, President Obama issued an Executive Order and a Presidential Memorandum aimed at ensuring that employees of Federal government contractors and subcontractors are not discriminated against with regard to compensation on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Presidential Memorandum … Continue Reading
On Friday, March 21, 2014, Federal District Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled in favor of the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs’ (“OFCCP”) recent rule implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, denying a challenge by the Associated Builders and Contractors trade organization (“ABC”). As a result, OFCCP’s Rule—“Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Contractors and … Continue Reading
On December 17, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published additional Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules. As discussed in prior Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update posts on August 27, … Continue Reading
Connie N. Bertram, co-head of Proskauer’s DC Labor and Employment practice and co-head of the Government Contractor Compliance and Relations Group, was interviewed by Human Resource Executive regarding the impact of the government shutdown on government contractors. Ms. Bertram highlighted the dilemma facing contractors who received a stop-work order and who employ foreign nationals in … Continue Reading
Connie N. Bertram, co-head of Proskauer’s DC Labor and Employment practice and co-head of the Government Regulatory Compliance and Relations Group, was interviewed by Metropolitan Corporate Counsel regarding the impact of the government shutdown on government contractors and the steps contractors should take in preparation for another possible government shutdown and debt default. Ms. Bertram … Continue Reading
After more than two weeks, the federal government shutdown finally ended late in the evening on October 16, 2013. Although the end of the shutdown is great news for federal employees and government contractors, the last three weeks have forced many government contractors to take emergency steps as a result of the economic impact caused … Continue Reading
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
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