Government Contracts & Investigations

New Executive Order May Require Contractors to Review Their Diversity and Inclusion Trainings

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On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping that the president purports is necessary to combat the “destructive ideology” that is “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their raceRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues

So … Where’s the Money?

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It’s September 24, 2020, and the 2020 fiscal year ends at the stroke of midnight on September 30th. Back in July, the House and Senate had passed their respective versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2021. Prognosticators were betting that we could have an appropriation bill signed into law before theRead More

Topics: Statutes and Regulations

Government Contractors Susceptible to Increased Liability as Joint Employers After Court Strikes Portions of DOL’s New Joint-Employer Rule

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On September 8, 2020, Judge Gregory Woods in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down the majority of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) “joint-employer” rule concerning what it takes to be considered a joint employer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The decision has a significantRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment

Are You Due for an OFCCP Audit?

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just posted its list of companies that are scheduled for an audit of their affirmative action programs here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/foia/library (click on the FY 2020 CSAL links). This is essentially a heads-up from the OFCCP that the contractors listed should be prepared to receive formal notice of anRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment