On March 31, 2017, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) updated its Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database to reflect a new hiring benchmark of 6.7 percent.
On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed a joint resolution of disapproval (H.J. Res. 37) to block the rule implementing Executive Order 13,673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, otherwise known as the "blacklisting" rule.
Federal contractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act are required to invite applicants for employment and new hires to identify themselves as individuals with disabilities. On Feb. 1, 2017, an updated form must be used for this purpose.
One of the first acts of the new Administration on Inauguration Day was to issue a memorandum putting the brakes—at least temporarily—on federal regulations that have not yet taken effect, and to release an executive order regarding the ACA.
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council recently published its highly anticipated Final Rule regarding the so-called "blacklisting" procedures for federal contractors. What does this mean for employers?
The new proposed "blacklisting" rule and DOL guidance, if finalized in their present form, will impose multiple new obligations on government contractors and greatly increase their risks in performing services for the government.