New Vaccination Requirements Imposed On Government Contractors and Other Employers and Employees

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Biden announced new federal COVID-19 vaccination requirements, outlined below, which will be incumbent on federal government contractors and their employees, federal branch employees, as well as private sector employers with over 100 employees. Federal Government Contractors President Biden signed an Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for...
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Beyond Whack-A-Mole: Effective Ethics & Compliance Programs For Small Contractors

Posted on February 17, 2021
Small government contractors are in an unenviable position when it comes to developing effective ethics and compliance programs. On the one hand, profit margins are low, competition is fierce, and financial and personnel resources are scarce -- particularly for tasks that do not contribute immediately to the bottom line. On the other hand, government...
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Records Retention Requirements for Federal Contractors

Posted on February 16, 2021
Federal contractors must know the requirements for maintaining records pertaining to work performed on federal contracts. Unfortunately, there’s not one definitive answer on how long a record should be kept. Often, the first step for determining how long a record must be kept is identifying what type of records your organization creates and maintains...
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Types of OFCCP Evaluations

Posted on January 28, 2021
As covered in GovConLaw article “OFCCP Compliance Evaluations: General Overview”, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) monitors contractor compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) laws and corresponding affirmative action requirements through compliance evaluations.  A compliance evaluation can be an involved process; however, they are not one-size-fits-all.  Your compliance...
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5 Policy Areas to Watch in 2021

There is little doubt that the Biden Administration will pursue policy changes that will have a noticeable impact on the business and legal communities. While some policy changes will be industry sector-specific (the Keystone XL pipeline is a good example), there are some overarching policy areas that will likely see changes that will have...
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OFCCP Compliance Evaluations: General Overview

Most federal government contractors must comply with nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and should be prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) to evaluate whether your business is in compliance.  OFCCP’s compliance evaluations can take many forms, as OFCCP uses an array of investigative procedures...
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