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February 14, 2020

New York and New Jersey Join Growing Ranks of States Penalizing Call Center Relocation

State legislators across the country have introduced a spate of bills intended to crack down on businesses that move call center operations out of state. Several states adopted such laws, including New York and New Jersey, where new laws take effect soon.

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February 11, 2020

EEOC Closes EEO-1 “Component 2” Pay Data Collection; Upcoming Filing Requirements Not Yet Clear

On February 10, 2020, a federal court approved the EEOC’s request to deem its retrospective collection of compensation data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 completed, ending (at least for now) the federal government’s first-ever collection of pay data.

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February 3, 2020

Leadership Changes in OFCCP’s Future?

Contractors have a significant interest in the White House’s February 3, 2020 announcement that the president will be nominating Director Leen for the position of inspector general at the Office of Personnel Management.

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December 24, 2019

New Federal Fair Chance Act Applies to Federal Contractors and Agencies

On December 20, 2019, the president signed legislation, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which includes the federal Fair Chance Act.

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December 2, 2019

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Fall Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) short- and long-term regulatory agendas remain busy as we close out 2019 and enter 2020.

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November 22, 2019

OFCCP Will Not Request, Accept or Use EEO-1 Component 2 Data

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced that it will not request, accept, or use “Component 2” compensation data submitted on the EEO-1 form.

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November 11, 2019

DOL Clarifies the Exempt Nature of Participation in the Department of Defense’s Skill Bridge Program

The DOL recently issued two opinion letters clarifying whether a service member participating in the DoD’s Skill Bridge program is an employee, and whether employers that participate are considered federal contractors.

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November 4, 2019

President Trump Issues Executive Order Loosening Constraints on Federal Government Contractors’ Workforce Options

Government contractors received a treat for Halloween, as President Trump issued an Executive Order designed to ease the burden on successor contractors to federal service contracts and “to promote economy and efficiency in Federal Government procurement.

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October 14, 2019

Shock and Awe! California Employers Face Onslaught of New Regulations

With the usual flurry of activity at the end of the legislative session, California enacted a slew of bills with labor and employment implications. Closing out his first year in office, Governor Newsom signed more than 40 such bills on varied topics.

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September 20, 2019

DOL Announces 2020 Minimum Wage Increases for Federal Contractors

The September 19, 2019 edition of the Federal Register includes the updated minimum wage rates that must be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with federal contracts.

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