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|"Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order Imposes New Burdens on Government Contractors|
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 2, 2014On July 31, 2014, the President issued an Executive Order entitled, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” which will make an employer’s record of compliance with federal and state labor laws a criterion for successful bidding on government contracts and subcontracts exceeding $500,000. ...
|Best Practices in Drafting U.S. Government Subcontract Terms and Conditions|
Erin L. Toomey; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 17, 2014, previously published on September 15, 2014Federal government subcontracts are a hybrid between commercial contracts governed by state law (such as, for the sale of goods, the Uniform Commercial Code) and government contracts governed by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and FAR agency supplemental clauses. A...
|Request for Public Comment by National Institute of Standards and Technology: An Opportunity for Government Contractors to Reflect on Best Practices for Cybersecurity|
Karla J. Soloria; Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation;
September 17, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced on August 25, 2014 that it is seeking public comment about awareness and implementation of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the Framework). 79 Fed. Reg. 50891 (Aug. 26, 2014). Created through...
|OFCCP Notice of Proposed Extension of Record-Keeping Requirements for Construction Contractors|
T. Scott Kelly, Samantha K. Smith; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
September 11, 2014, previously published on September 8, 2014On September 2, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published in the Federal Register a proposed renewal of the current record-keeping, notice, and reporting requirements imposed by Executive Order 11246 for federal construction contractors and subcontractors. The...
|President, OFCCP Set New Employment Rules For Federal Contractors|
Susan M. Schaecher; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014While chastising Congress as “doing nothing,” the executive and administrative branches of the federal government were busy making new employment rules for federal contractors and subcontractors.
|OFCCP Proposes New Ruling|
Frantz Ward LLP;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has followed through on a directive given by President Obama earlier this year regarding the collection of compensation data by federal contractors and subcontractors. On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued a memorandum entitled Advancing Pay Equality...
|OFCCP’s Newest Directive: Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination|
Leigh M. Nason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 25, 2014The 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...
|OFCCP Increases Pressure on Federal Contractors|
Guy Farmer; GrayRobinson, P.A.;
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014On August 19, 2014, the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") issued Directive 2014-02 clarifying that discrimination based on gender identity and transgender status constitutes sex discrimination under Executive Order 11246. This is an interim step by...
|OFCCP Publishes Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination|
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Karen M. Tyner; Ford & Harrison LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 21, 2014Executive Summary: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination (DIR 2014-02). The Directive clarifies that agency guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex under Executive Order 11246 includes gender identity...
|Discretionary Protection - State Bonding Requirements in P3 Projects|
Vianney Lopez; Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP;
August 25, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014Public-private partnerships (“P3s”) have become an increasingly popular procurement method for public projects. P3s refer to the partnership between a public government agency—which can be federal, state, or local—and a private entity. The private entity’s role in...