In this video, Alex Bluebond discusses the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance’s (OFCCP) new directive on pay equity audits.
The White House has announced that the requirement for covered employees at covered federal contractor workplaces to be fully vaccinated under the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (the “Contractor Guidance”) has been extended to January 4, 2022.
On November 1, 2021, the Biden administration’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) for federal contractors subject to Executive Order No. 14042 (“EO 14042”) on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors.
When Texas governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on October 11th stating that no entity in Texas could compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by “any individual, including an employee or a consumer” who objects for any reason of “personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19,” he set the stage for a potential conflict with pre-existing executive orders issued by President Biden.
On October 28, 2021, the State of Florida filed a challenge to the Biden administration’s requirement that employees of federal government contractors be vaccinated by December 8, 2021.
On September 9, 2021, the White House announced a series of actions intended to reduce the number of Americans who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
For federal contractors, the Contract Disputes Act (“CDA”)1 can be a double-edged sword.