Nondiscrimination Obligations of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: Procedures to Resolve Potential Employment Discrimination

On November 19, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published the above-titled final rule to establish clear parameters for OFCCP resolution procedures and enhance the efficient enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws. The OFCCP’s goal is to increase the number of contractors it can evaluate and improve its allocation of agency resources… More

Government Issues FAQ/RFI on EO Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping

The President’s Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (the “Executive Order”) has caused serious concern and confusion among federal contractors. The government’s latest guidance gives us more information, but many unanswered questions remain. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) recently published FAQs addressing the controversial Executive Order, and issued a Request… More

CDC Expands Definition of “Close Contact”

Last week the Center for Disease Control (CDC) revised its definition of “close contact” with someone with COVID-19 to include shorter, repeated contacts. Previously, the CDC defined “close contact” as 15 consecutive minutes within 6 feet of someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. The revised guidance now considers a total of 15 minutes of… More

New OSHA Guidance for the Service Industry

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor through the Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the following helpful guidance for service industry employers—   COVID-19 Guidance for Restaurants Resuming Dine-In Service Stay home if you are sick Comply with state & local occupancy restrictions Require staff to wear face coverings Increase cleaning… More

What Trump’s Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping Means for Federal Contractors

On September 22, 2020, the President of the United States issued an Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping (the “Executive Order”). In the Executive Order, the President declared that the policy of the United States is “not to promote race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating in the Federal Workforce or in the Uniformed… More