Bradford Smith

Bradford Smith

Goodwin Procter LLP

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DOL Issues Final Rule Revising Federal Contractors’ Reporting of Veteran-Related Employment and Hiring Statistics

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service recently issued a Final Rule that revises reporting obligations to include aggregated veteran-related employment and hiring statistics, but excludes...more

10/10/2014 - DOL Federal Contractors Final Rules Hiring Statistics Reporting Requirements Veterans VEVRAA

DOL Proposes Rule That Would Require Federal Contractors to Submit Pay Data

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently proposed a rule that would require certain federal contractors to submit annual “Equal Pay Reports” providing summary data on...more

8/29/2014 - Discrimination DOL Employee Rights Equal Pay Federal Contractors OFCCP

Governor Patrick Proposes Bill to Ban Certain Non-Competes in Massachusetts but Preserve Enforceability of Other Restrictive...

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick proposed legislation that would ban certain non-competition provisions in agreements with employees and independent contractors. Certain other important restrictive covenants,...more

4/16/2014 - Corporate Counsel Independent Contractors Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements Restrictive Covenants

In Lawson, Supreme Court Expands SOX Whistleblower Protection to Employees of Private Contractors

On March 4, 2014, in Lawson v. FMR, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a public company’s private contractors can be covered under the whistleblower protections of Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Supreme Court’s...more

3/17/2014 - Contractors FMR LLC Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Subcontractors Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Proposed OSHA Workplace Data Program Could Lead to More Targeted Employer Inspections

OSHA has issued a proposed regulation that, for the first time ever, would require certain employers to submit workplace injury and illness data directly to OSHA in electronic format. After being submitted, the data would...more

1/8/2014 - Compliance Inspections OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Reporting Requirements Safety Inspections Workplace Injury

In Harnett, First Circuit Rejects Bright Line "First Contact" Rule for Non-Solicitation Agreement

In a decision involving the “first contact” rule with respect to non-solicitation agreements, the First Circuit, in Corporate Technologies v. Harnett, rejected a bright line application and upheld a ruling of tortious...more

11/1/2013 - Bright-Line Rule Hiring & Firing Non-Solicitation Agreements Restrictive Covenants

DOL Expands Affirmative Action Requirements for Government Contractors and Subcontractors Hiring Veterans and Disabled Individuals

The Department of Labor has issued new regulations requiring government contractors and subcontractors to engage in affirmative action for veterans and disabled individuals. Under the new DOL rules, covered entities must,...more

9/18/2013 - Affirmative Action Disability Hiring & Firing OFCCP Veterans

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