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On February 2, President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget proposal. The proposed budget includes nearly $113.7 million in annual appropriations to the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance...more
I. New Laws and Regulations
- A. Federal
- President Obama Signs Executive Orders to Ensure Federal Contractor Compliance with Labor Laws. On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe...more
Executive Order 13658 increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2015, for certain workers providing services under new contracts with the federal government. The Final Rule, the Fact Sheet, and the...more
In This Issue:
- Message from the Chair
- On the Horizon: Is Obama Remaking the Workplace While Leaving Congress Behind?
- The 2014 Supreme Court Decisions Every Employer Should Know
- What to Expect from the...more
In This Issue:
- Justices Issue Pro-Employer Rulling in FLSA Case
- Ogletree Deakins Named A "Law Firm of the Year"
- California Mandates Anti-Bullying Training for Supervisors
- OFCCP Issues Final...more
Narrowly averting a federal government shutdown, on December 13 in a rare Saturday evening session the Senate passed the massive 1600 page, $1.1 trillion FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill that will fund government operations...more
The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have announced that they will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to...more
On December 3, 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule implementing Executive Order (EO) 13672, “Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and...more
For federal contractors and their subcontractors, the Administration continues to add new requirements and standards they must meet in order to transact with the U.S. Government. Yet another such requirement recently joined...more
DoD’s Implementation of Justification for 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts -
The General Accountability Office (GAO) conducted a study to review how the Department of Defense (DoD) has implemented the requirement of a...more
While 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.
This summer, President...more
On July 31, President Obama issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations. The order applies to new contracts for goods and services, including construction, valued at more than...more
Companies and individuals seeking to do business with the federal government have been targeted in the “year of action” promised by President Barack Obama. The President has taken steps to impose a number of additional labor...more
On Monday, July 21, 2014, President Obama approved and signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Executive Order 11478, Equal...more
On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (“Executive Order”) that requires contractors to (1) disclose recent violations of various workplace laws before being awarded federal...more
On July 21, 2014, President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions based on applicants’ or employees’ sexual orientation or gender identity. This...more
President Obama recently signed an executive order that will prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The executive order adds sexual orientation and...more
Continuing to use executive authority to act in the absence of Congressional action, President Obama signed an Executive Order on July 21, 2014 that gave new protections against discrimination to lesbian, gay, bisexual and...more
What the Executive Order Does -
This Executive Order amends two earlier executive orders: it amends Executive Order 11246, which prohibits discrimination by federal contractors to add sexual orientation and gender...more
At some point in the past few months, you may have heard about Executive Order 13658 (EO), issued on February 12, 2014, wherein President Barack Obama establishes a $10.10 per hour minimum wage for employees of federal...more
For several years, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights groups have been lobbying Congress to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA), which would prohibit sexual orientation and gender identity...more
Making good on his pledge to govern by executive order, rather than awaiting congressional legislation, President Obama has announced that he will soon sign an order barring federal contractors from discriminating against...more
President Barack Obama will soon sign an executive order barring federal government contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender ("LGBT") employees and job applicants, according to recent...more
Earlier this week, press accounts quoting White House officials reported that President Obama is preparing to issue an Executive Order that would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual...more
In February, President Obama signed Executive Order 13,658 increasing the minimum wage for work performed by federal contractors to $10.10 per hour. The Order resulted from the administration’s continuing frustration with...more
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