Category Archives: Government Contractors

White House Uses Executive Order to Ban the Box for Federal Employment; Opens the Door to Wide-Ranging Impact on Employers

Continuing its longstanding strategy of using Executive Orders to implement new policies and pave the way for future legislation, the Obama administration announced in early November that the federal government would be required to follow a ‘Ban the Box’ protocol … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors: What Employers Need to Know

On September 7, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order mandating paid sick leave for federal contractor and subcontractor personnel. The order will be implemented through regulations to be released by the Secretary of Labor, and the order will become … Continue reading

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Virginia Tightens Enforcement Pertaining to Employee Misclassification

As the repercussions of the California Labor Commission’s June 2015 ruling in Uber v. Berwick that an Uber driver was an employee and not an independent contractor continue to unfold, state legislatures and agencies are continuing to drive a renewed … Continue reading

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Government Contractors Face a Continuing Wave of Executive Orders on Labor & Employment

Recognizing the impact of the federal government’s contractor workforce as a standard-bearer for labor practices, the Obama administration has continued to issue executive orders that seek to strengthen the protections afforded to personnel within the federal contracting environment.

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4 Ways Employers Can Improve Data Security and Reduce Risk in a BYOD World

Personal electronic devices are a fixture of daily life in the modern era. In the United States, nearly every adult, on average, owns at least one personal electronic device (laptop computer, smartphone and tablets etc.), and increasingly, those who own … Continue reading

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New OFCCP Discrimination Rules on the Horizon for Federal Contractors

Federal contractors should be on the lookout for new OFCCP rules this fall and winter instituting new reporting requirements for federal contractors and updating federal contractor regulations regarding sex and gender discrimination. These new rules demonstrate significant changes to contractors’ … Continue reading

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Expanding Legalization of Marijuana Creates New Challenges for Government Contractors

As of spring 2015, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult use of marijuana for medical purposes. In addition, D.C. and four states – Colorado, Washington, Alaska and Oregon – have legalized recreational use of marijuana as … Continue reading

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