Cheryl Behymer

Cheryl Behymer

Fisher Phillips

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Court Puts Blacklisting Rules On Hold - Federal Contractors Can Proceed As Normal For The Time Being

In a somewhat surprising development, a federal court in Texas blocked the government from implementing most of the federal contractor “blacklisting” rules that were slated to go into effect on October 25, 2016. The final...more

10/26/2016 - Arbitration Agreements Blacklist DOL Executive Orders Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Federal Contractors Pay Transparency Reporting Requirements Wage and Hour

EEOC Unveils New EEO-1 Report To Capture 2017 Pay Data

In furtherance of its commitment to combating pay discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently finalized its proposed changes to the Employer Information Report, commonly known as the EEO-1...more

10/11/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Pay Transparency Reporting Requirements

Federal Contractor Paid Sick Leave Rules Finalize

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) unveiled final regulations yesterday that will require federal contractors to provide up to 56 hours of paid sick leave to those employees performing work on or in connection with certain...more

10/5/2016 - Davis-Bacon Act DOL Federal Contractors Final Rules Paid Sick Leave Act Subcontractors

Updated Equal Pay Data Rule Fails To Address Employer Concerns

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced revisions to its planned pay data rule yesterday, but unfortunately the revisions do not address the majority of concerns employers had about the original...more

7/14/2016 - Best Management Practices Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Pay Discrimination Reporting Requirements

Obama Orders Federal Contractors To Provide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

President Obama used Labor Day 2015 to send a strong signal about his domestic priorities, signing an Executive Order which will require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide their workers up to seven or more days...more

9/9/2015 - Barack Obama Executive Orders Paid Leave Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Hospitals Are Still In The OFCCP's Crosshairs

On February 12, 2015, U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) underscored its intent to continue to scrutinize hospitals, including nonprofit hospitals. The OFCCP found that Lahey Clinic...more

5/4/2015 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Healthcare Hospitals OFCCP Strategic Enforcement Plan Wage and Hour

Executive Order Protects Federal Contractor LGBT Workers

Yesterday President Obama issued an Executive Order extending antidiscrimination protection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as including these categories in affirmative action requirements....more

7/23/2014 - Barack Obama Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Executive Orders Federal Contractors Federal Employees LGBT New Amendments Sexual Orientation Discrimination

OFCCP Setting Its Sites On TRICARE Providers?

Healthcare providers are waiting anxiously to see the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) most recent position on whether it will continue trying to assert jurisdiction over them on the basis of...more

5/6/2014 - American Hospital Association Department of Defense (DOD) Federal Contractors Healthcare Healthcare Facilities Healthcare Reform Hospitals Jurisdiction Medicare Part D NDAA OFCCP Subcontractors TRICARE

President Obama Delivers Double Dose of Wage-Related Rules to Employers

President Obama signed two important documents this week that impact many employers. First, he signed an Executive Order protecting employees who disclose their compensation to co-workers. Second, he sent a Presidential...more

4/11/2014 - Affirmative Action Barack Obama DOL Executive Orders Federal Contractors NLRB OFCCP Retaliation Wages

Construction Contractors Subject To New OFCCP Rules

Because of a recent court decision, federal construction contractors must comply with several new regulations that many consider burdensome. An effort to exempt construction contractors from some of the new regulations was...more

4/1/2014 - Affirmative Action Construction Workers Contractors Disability Hiring & Firing OFCCP Veterans

Labor Letter, November 2013: Compliance With Child And Forced-Labor Laws

Many countries are uniting for one simple cause: stopping child and forced labor. The U.S. Labor Department (DOL) is committed to stopping child labor and has adopted this as a key platform. On June 13, the World Day Against...more

11/8/2013 - Child Labor DOL Forced Labor Slavery

Healthcare Update, No. 2, May 2013 - Court Upholds OFCCP's Jurisdiction Over Healthcare Providers

A federal district court has confirmed the position of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) finding that three hospitals providing medical services to U.S. government employees, and receiving payments...more

5/1/2013 - Employer Group Health Plans Health Insurance Healthcare Hospitals NDAA OFCCP Subcontractors TRICARE

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