Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Labor and Employment

Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors – COVID Task Force Guidance Issued and Opportunity to Comment Available

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As reported in an earlier alert and blog, on September 9, 2021, President Biden rolled out his Path Out of the Pandemic plan (the “Plan”) to combat the spread of COVID-19. Two central portions of the Plan include issuance of (1) an instruction to the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a directive thatRead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

Biden Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors –A Number of Questions

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On September 9, 2021, President Biden rolled out his Path Out of the Pandemic plan (the “Plan”) to combat the spread of COVID-19. As reported in an earlier alert, this Plan contains a number of moving parts and coverage that remains to be finalized.  Of note to government contractors is the fact that the PlanRead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

Onsite Federal Government Contractors Will Be Asked About Vaccination Status

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On July 29, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that every federal government employee and onsite contractor will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. In line with this announcement, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, which was established earlier this year by Executive Order No. 13991 and oversees the development and implementation of agencyRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment

The 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced on April 26, 2021, that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open after being delayed in May of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See our prior post addressing the anticipated open date here. The deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 ComponentRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Labor and Employment

Contractors Should Prepare for Increased OFCCP Pay Scrutiny

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With the change in administration, government contractors should anticipate increased scrutiny of their pay practices. President Biden signaled heightened pay equity enforcement on his first day in office by appointing Jenny Yang the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). Director Yang previously served as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) ChairRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment