On August 25, the Labor Department, the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and NASA jointly published proposed requirements and related guidance implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673.
Author Cristeena Naser
On Jan. 29, 2016, in conjunction with the seventh anniversary of passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced proposed revisions to the EEO-1 report.
There has been a significant amount of confusion of late about the applicability of recent federal contractor executive orders, particularly the latest one concerning paid leave. The applicability of each executive prder must be analyzed individually because each stems from one or more different laws with differing definitions of “federal contractor.”
On Sept. 7, 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13706 directing federal government executive departments and agencies to ensure that effective Jan. 1, 2017, new procurement contracts include a provision specifying that employees working on covered federal contracts earn up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave each year.
On July 16, Karen Glenn — president and CEO of First United Bank and Trust Company, Madisonville, Ky., and member of ABA’s Community Bankers Council — participated in a roundtable hosted by the Small Business Administration on the Department of Labor’s overtime proposal.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a potentially groundbreaking decision, Complainant v. Foxx, finding that discrimination based on “sexual orientation” can be brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).
The Department of Labor today released its long-awaited proposal to revise the requirements for employees to be exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Those rules haven’t been updated since 2004.
On May 28, the Labor Department, the Defense Department, the General Services Administration, and NASA jointly published proposed requirements and related guidance implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order 13673.
Last month, we advised readers that a Texas federal district court had enjoined the Department of Labor from enforcing its FMLA same-sex spouse rule in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Nebraska. DOL’s final rule change updated the regulatory definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act in keeping with the U.S. Supreme Court‘s ruling in United States v. Windsor.
On May 7, the federal District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a challenge by the National Association of Manufacturers et al. to the Department of Labor rule requiring federal contractors to post a notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act. DOL’s rule took effect on June 21, 2010, but was challenged in this lawsuit.