Federal Contractors– Beware Disclosure Obligation and Principled Disputes

Federal Contractors — federal agencies have begun to implement the Fair Places and Safe Workplaces Executive Order   https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/31/executive-order-fair-pay-and-safe-workplaces The National Labor Relations Board is the first to demand compliance– beginning July 1, 2016, the Board is asking employers charged with labor law violations to submit a form that confirms, among other things, whether they are… More

ALERT- New Sex Discrimination Prohibitions for Government Contractors, and a new FMLA Poster for Everyone

New DOL Regulations Prohibiting Sex Discrimination by Federal Contractors For the first time in forty years, earlier this month, the Department of Labor (DOL) published new regulations for federal contractors concerning sex discrimination intended to reflect the “reality of a modern and diverse workforce.” Effective August 15, 2016, these new regulations align the DOL’s sex… More

Government Contractors- “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement has been Issued

Government contractors and subcontractors- you should already be posting the “EEO is the Law” poster issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). DOL recently released a supplement to that poster. The supplement (and the original poster) are available on the OFCCP’s website, http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm OFCCP and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are… More

Wage Violations May Exclude You From Federal Government Contract Work

The New York Times just reported that President Obama will sign an Executive Order requiring companies to disclose recent wage and hour law violations (within the past three years), and will then encourage agencies not to contract with companies that violate these laws. This likely means that the online representations and certifications that contractors complete through… More

Harsh Liability Likely for Government Contractors that Violate the FLSA

A bill approved on July 10, 2014 by the House of Representatives includes an amendment that would prohibit all energy and water development agencies and other related agencies from working with contractors who have committed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) violations within the past 5 years.  Under current law all government contractors can already be… More