Issues regarding pay equity have been front of mind for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) this year, as evidenced by the agency’s promise to “redoubl[e] its efforts” to ensure that government contractors are complying with the compensation evaluation portion of their affirmative action programming.
In this video, Alex Bluebond discusses the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance’s (OFCCP) new directive on pay equity audits.
In 2021, the District of Columbia passed a “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements” (the “Ban”) purporting to ban most non-compete agreements, except in connection with the sale of a business.
Sighs of relief due to newfound clarity about whether they were required to quickly implement a vaccinate-or-test policy, coupled with off-pitch renditions of Taylor Swift’s Stay Stay Stay were likely heard from the offices of large employers Thursday afternoon, January 13, 2022, after the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily stay the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) was released.
A federal contractor and/or subcontractor that has at least 50 employees, and a federal contract of $50,000 or more, is required to develop, update annually, and maintain a written Affirmative Action Plan (“AAP”).
On December 8, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability (“EO 14057”). Below we summarize EO 14057 and call out what matters for business, and what to watch for. EO 14057 makes clear that the federal government intends to use its purchasing power to achieve the overall goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
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 October 13, 2021, the American Bar Association’s Section of Public Contract Law held its annual public procurement symposium to discuss important issues related to federal, state, and local government contracting.
Update: This article has been updated to reflect the Federal Circuit’s affirmation of the CBCA’s Pernix Serka decision and additional developments in the Government’s ongoing COVID-19 response.
For federal contractors, the Contract Disputes Act (“CDA”)1 can be a double-edged sword.
We all know that April showers bring May flowers, but this year April showers might have also brought more unions. Last week, President Biden, through an executive order, created the Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment (the “Task Force”).