Topic Archives: Labor/Employment

September 24, 2020Labor/Employment

President Trump Issues Executive Order Banning Federal Contractors from Race and Sex Stereotyping Training

On September 22, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping (the “EO”), prohibiting federal contractors and certain federal grant recipients from holding diversity and EEO training for their workforce that includes “divisive concepts,” such as training employees that the U.S. or an individual is “inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, ...›

Federal Procurement
September 17, 2020Labor/Employment

OFCCP Seeks Comments on Annual AAP Certification Proposal

Government contractors may soon be required to certify annually that they have affirmative action programs (“AAP”) in place for their U.S. workforce.  On September 14, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued a notice seeking comments for its proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for approval of: (1) an ...›

September 14, 2020Labor/Employment

OFCCP Issues New List of Advance Audit Notices

On September 11, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released a list of nearly 900 federal supply and service contractors and subcontractors that it will be sending Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to for potential audits of over 2,200 contractor establishments. For the first time, the CSAL list includes audits focusing on contractors’ promotion ...›

March 24, 2020Coronavirus, Labor/Employment

Practical Considerations for Requiring Employees to Report to Work in Light of COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Orders

As the number of reported cases of COVID-19 continues to increase dramatically, several states, including California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Louisiana, have issued public health orders requiring over one-fourth of Americans to stay at home.  More states are likely to follow.  While these orders generally require non-essential businesses, such ...›

March 20, 2020Coronavirus, Labor/Employment

OFCCP Issues National Interest Exemption for New Coronavirus Relief Contracts

On March 17, 2020, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP” or the “Agency”) issued a National Interest Exemption memorandum providing a limited, three-month exemption to new supply and service and construction contracts entered into specifically to provide Coronavirus relief.  The exemption waives some of the affirmative action requirements typically included in government contracts. ...›

March 17, 2020Coronavirus, Labor/Employment

Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Employers: Leaves, Furloughs, and the Warn Act

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared the worldwide outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic. As the ripple effects from COVID-19 continue to grow, employers are increasingly facing difficult questions about how to address temporary workplace closures as well as possible furloughs and reductions in force due to the looming ...›

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Keep Calm, Wash Your Hands, and Know Your Rights

As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, invades more and more of everyday life, the chance it will affect government contracts and government contractors becomes more and more likely. These effects might include workforce reductions from those out sick, travel restrictions, base closures, or telework.  Indeed, as reported earlier this week in National Defense magazine, Representative Mac ...›

November 12, 2019Labor/Employment

In a Long-Anticipated Move, the Trump Administration Revokes Executive Order 13495, Giving Service Contractors More Flexibility when Hiring Predecessor Contractor Employees

On October 31, 2019, the Trump Administration revoked Executive Order 13495, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts (“EO 13495”), removing the requirement for federal service contractors to offer employment to employees of predecessor contractors. Issued by President Obama on January 30, 2009, EO 13495 required federal contractors awarded contracts covered by the McNamara-O’Hara Service ...›

March 27, 2019Compliance, Labor/Employment

OFCCP Announces FY2019 Audits

On March 25, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published the list of contractors that are scheduled to receive Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs).  CSALs are courtesy letters OFCCP sends to contractors to alert them that one or more of their establishments will likely be scheduled for an OFCCP audit in the ...›