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HTMLOFCCP’s Newest Directive: Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014
The stated purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) August 19, 2014 Directive 2014-02 is to make clear that discrimination “based on sex” includes discrimination on the bases of gender identity and transgender status. Executive Order 13672, issued on...

 

HTMLPresident Obama Issues Two Executive Orders in 10-Day Period
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on July 31, 2014
President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order on Wednesday, July 30 only 10 days after prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in the Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in...

 

HTMLThe Arbitration Obligations Imposed by the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D., Ron Chapman, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
As we discussed yesterday in our blog post, “President Obama Issues Two Executive Orders in 10-Day Period,” this week President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Under this order, federal contractors will be required to disclose labor law violations and...

 

HTMLYour Guide to the Proposed Rules Under Executive Order 13658 Setting a Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
Dara L. DeHaven, Leigh M. Nason, Christopher J. Near, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 18, 2014
On February 12, 2014, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13658 (“Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors”), with instructions to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to issue regulations by October 1, 2014 implementing the requirements of the order. On June 17, 2014, a...

 

HTMLSex, Pay, and Retaliation: The White House Weighs In Again
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
Today, President Obama directed U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to propose a rule requiring that federal contractors submit summary compensation data to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and issued an executive order prohibiting retaliation against employees and applicants who discuss...

 

HTMLDC Court Gives Go Ahead for New OFCCP Disability Regulations
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2014, previously published on March 24, 2014
On March 21, 2014, in Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. v. Shiu, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia reached a seminal decision in a case challenging a final rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)....

 

HTMLOFCCP Flexes its Muscle with Threats of Term Debarment
Gretchen W. Ewalt, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced a significant monetary settlement of a complaint alleging hiring discrimination by a federal contractor. In this complaint, the agency alleged that the contractor favored Asian applicants over African-American, Hispanic,...

 

HTMLOFCCP Clarifies Damages Available to Victims of Discrimination
Leigh M. Nason, Christopher J. Near; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
August 9, 2013, previously published on August 6, 2013
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is charged with enforcing the affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors. Through compliance reviews and complaint investigations, OFCCP can allege and seek remedies for discrimination in...

 

HTMLOFCCP’s New Compensation Directive: The Agency’s Continued Search for Systemic—or Any—Discrimination in Compensation
Dara L. DeHaven, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 15, 2013, previously published on April 15, 2013
After a relatively quiet 2012, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hit the ground running in 2013. In a second major announcement in the new year, OFCCP issued new investigation standards and procedures on February 28 as well as a new policy directive for reviewing the...

 

HTMLRecent Developments From The OFCCP - Federal Contractors Beware
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 27, 2011, previously published on October 13, 2011
Compensation, jurisdictional issues, and an attack on a well-known pre-employment assessment tool have dominated the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) agenda in recent weeks. The following issues are of great importance to many federal contractors.

 


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