Category Archives: Federal Contractors

DOL Issues Proposed Regulations Regarding Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contract Workers

by Amelia J. Holstrom Last September, President Obama signed an executive order granting federal contract workers the right to earn and use up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per year for the employee’s own illness, the illness of a family … Continue reading

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New “Pay Transparency” Requirements for Federal Contractors

by Susan G. Fentin Effective January 11, 2016, federal contractors are required to amend their handbook language and to post a supplemental poster regarding the new regulations on pay transparency. The OFCCP has issued regulations prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors … Continue reading

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New Executive Order Requires Federal Contractors to Provide Paid Sick Leave

By Kimberly A. Klimczuk In yet another move to use his executive power to effect change in the employment context, President Obama this week signed an executive order granting federal contract workers the right to earn and use up to 56 hours … Continue reading

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Happy New Year and Don’t Forget About Those Minimum Wage Increases!

by Amelia J. Holstrom Over the past year, Massachusetts and Connecticut passed laws increasing the minimum wage in those states, and the first installment of those increases goes into effect on January 1, 2015.  As a result, employers must update … Continue reading

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OFCCP Issues Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination

by Kimberly A. Klimczuk Earlier this week the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a directive clarifying that the agency’s existing guidance on discrimination on the basis of sex under Executive Order 11246 includes discrimination on the bases of gender … Continue reading

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New OFCCP Regulations Take Effect March 24, 2014

by Kimberly A. Klimczuk The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced new rules regarding affirmative action programs, particularly with respect to federal contractors’ obligations regarding veterans and individuals with disabilities. Contractors’ obligations under the new rules include: … Continue reading

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President Obama Increases Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

by Kimberly A. Klimczuk As promised during his State of the Union address, President Obama issued last week an Executive Order Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, raising the minimum wage that federal contractors must pay to their employees to … Continue reading

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