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

Published on November 4, 2015

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 pertaining to employee hiring in the future. (more…) ...

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

Published on October 22, 2015

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 effective as of January 1, 2017. (more…) ...

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Virginia Tightens Enforcement Pertaining to Employee Misclassification

Published on October 20, 2015

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 enforcement focus against employers who rely on independent contractor classification for personnel who likely should be treated as employees. (more…) ...

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New OFCCP Discrimination Rules on the Horizon for Federal Contractors

Published on July 17, 2015

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’ obligations to applicants and employees under federal law. (more…) ...

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