Government Contracts & Investigations

Category: Labor and Employment

OFCCP Adopts Two New Directives On Compliance Evaluations and Pay Equity Audits

Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement On March 31, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a new directive concerning enforcement of its equal employment opportunity laws. The new directive, DIR 2022-02, Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement, provides updated guidance on agency compliance evaluation policies and expectations for governmentRead More

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More Administration Actions on the COVID-19 Vaccination Front

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The Biden Administration continues its march towards implementation and enforcement of permanent vaccination mandates. OSHA withdraws OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) On January 13, 2022, the Administration’s plan to force employers to vaccinate or test more than 84 million employees was blocked by the Supreme Court.  In its ruling, the Supreme Court held that OSHARead More

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Government Contractor Vaccine Mandate Still Stayed Despite Government Attempts to Overturn

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The saga continues.  In prior alerts, we have been providing updates and analysis regarding continuing practical and legal challenges to implementing the President’s Path Out of the Pandemic plan, and in particular, the Executive Order 14042 (“EO 14042”) mandating that government contractors’ employees must be vaccinated unless one of the two legal exceptions – sincerelyRead More

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Supreme Court Set to Hear Oral Argument on OSHA Vaccine Rule – What Will This Mean for Government Contractors?

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In the latest round of litigation on the rules being rolled out to implement the Biden Administration’s Path Out of the Pandemic, the Supreme Court signed orders yesterday to hold oral argument on January 7th, 2022 on the Sixth Circuit’s decision to dissolve the Fifth Circuit’s national stay of the Occupational Safety and Health AdministrationRead More

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