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HTML“Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Guidance Explains Broad Labor Reporting Requirements for Federal Contractors
Harold P. Coxson, Dara L. DeHaven, Leigh M. Nason, Alfred B. Robinson; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 18, 2015, previously published on May 28, 2015
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published proposed guidance addressing the controversial Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673, which President Obama signed on July 31, 2014 (80 Fed. Reg. 30574 (May 28, 2015)). The Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council also issued...

 

HTMLOFCCP Drops the Annual Veterans Hiring Benchmark to 7 Percent
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 30, 2015, previously published on April 27, 2015
On April 21, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that it had updated the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database on its website. The VEVRAA Benchmark Database is one of two databases that the OFCCP launched in March...

 

HTMLOFCCP Posts Two New FAQs on Veteran Self-Identification and the VETS-4212 Form
Hera S. Arsen, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 24, 2015
On October 27, 2014, a new reporting form for veterans, the VETS 4212 reporting form, replaced the VETS-100A and VETS-100 Forms. In response to inquiries about contractors’ new requirements as a result of this chance, on January 20, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)...

 

HTMLOFCCP Self-ID and Equal Pay Tool Updates
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
December 2, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014
Effective October 27, 2014, a new reporting form for veterans, the VETS 4212 Form, will replace the VETS-100A and VETS-100 Forms. The VETS 4212, which covered federal contractors and subcontractors will need to start using in September 2015, does not require contractors to report specific...

 

HTMLOFCCP’s New Scheduling Letter and Expanded Itemized Listing
Dara L. DeHaven, Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
As many federal contractors know, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) begins a compliance evaluation (or audit) by sending to the selected contractor a letter scheduling the audit. The listing of documents that accompanies the letter (the “itemized listing”) sets...

 

HTMLNew VETS Report on the Horizon
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
Covered federal contractors and subcontractors must annually report the number of their employees who are protected veterans, and the number of veterans they have hired during a reporting period. At long last, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Final Rule changing the manner by which...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 


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