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The White House is considering an Executive Order (“EO”) that would require federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The tentative “Executive Order Establishing Paid Sick Leave For Contractors,” if issued, would mandate that federal contractors provide their employees up to 56 hours (the equivalent of 7 days) of paid sick leave Read more

The US Department of Labor has updated regulations to reflect modern workforce demographics, employees’ health and family care responsibilities, and achieve pay equity. Mandatory federal workplace posting updates reflecting these goals are expected soon. What’s changing? FMLA Poster Update – The U.S. Department of Labor (US DOL) has issued a Final Rule changing the Family Read more

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued final regulations implementing the provisions of Executive Order 13658 that raises the minimum wage federal contractors are required to pay workers on covered contracts.  Specifically, the Executive Order: raises the minimum wage for workers on federal service and construction contracts to $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, Read more

President Obama recently issued an Executive Order that protects federal employees and employees of federal contractors from discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  Specifically, the President’s July 21, 2014 Executive Order adds the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of characteristics protected from discrimination under Executive Read more

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is inviting the public to comment on a newly proposed rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to submit an annual “Equal Pay Report” on employee compensation to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  The proposal arises from a memorandum President Obama delivered last April instructing Read more

Twice a year, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) releases its regulatory agenda indicating its rulemaking and enforcement priorities for the coming one-year period.  This spring, the DOL announced that it will pay particular attention to Wage and Hour Division regulations.  The proposed rulemaking activity will impact employers across all industries. Among the proposed changes, Read more

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently launched a new mobile app which is free of charge to iPhone and Android users. The app uses 21st century technology to provide employers, employees and unions with helpful information about their rights and responsibilities under the National Labor Relations Act (Act). So what does the Act cover? Read more

As part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, a federal law was passed in 1936 that established overtime pay for the number of hours worked by contracted employees, beyond the standard 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. The Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act was established to ensure that the minimum wage was equal to the Read more