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DOL Issues Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new Independent Contractor Interpretive Rule, seeking to bring both “clarity and consistency” to one of the most controversial areas of employment law, publishing the rule in the Federal Register on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Executive Order on Combating Race & Sex Stereotyping

President Donald J. Trump issued Executive Order (EO) on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (EO 13950) on September 22, 2020. The EO prohibits federal contractors, federal agencies and certain federal grant recipients as well as the military from using workplace training that “inculcates in its employees any form of race or sex stereotyping or any form of race or sex scapegoating.”

Back to School Webinar: Higher Education Post-COVID-19 Legal & Compliance Concerns

Join Novus Law Firm and FortneyScott on Thursday, October 8th at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST for the fourth in a series of webinars discussing the myriad of legal and compliance challenges that institutes of higher education are facing in 2020. This session will focus of the recently announced compliance evaluations by the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

FortneyScott’s October 19th Employer Briefing

In this briefing we will address (1) the latest developments affecting employers as businesses re-open during the COVID pandemic; (2) current challenges employers are facing as part of the heightened focus on inequality in America; and, (3) the key legal and federal agency developments.

OFCCP – Corporate Scheduling Announcement Lists

OFCCP posted its FY 2020 Corporate Scheduling Announcement Lists for Supply & Service contractors and Construction contractors earlier today.  Both lists are available on OFCCP’s FOIA Library HERE. Notably, as promised by the Agency last year, institutes of higher education are heavily represented on the Supply & Service list. All federal contractors should review these […]

FortneyScott’s September 21st Employer Briefing: “Key Issues Employers Are Facing Now”

REGISTER HERE to join FortneyScott’s complimentary Employer Briefing on Monday, September 21st from noon to 1:00 pm ET. In this briefing we will address (1) the latest developments affecting employers as businesses re-open during the COVID pandemic; (2) current challenges employers are facing as part of the heightened focus on inequality in America; and, (3) […]

Supreme Court Broadens “Ministerial Exception”

In a widely anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court held that religious institutions have expansive authority in employing teachers who had a role in providing any form of religious instruction or observance. In Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrisey-Berru, the Court made clear that that federal employment discrimination laws do not apply to teachers at […]

FS Attorneys to Present at the NILG Virtual Conference in July

The NILG 2020 National Conference Planning Committee and the NILG Board has announced a series of FREE webinars to the contractor community in July and August. Programming is underway and OFCCP Director Craig Leen will open the Virtual Conference. How can Employers Move the Diversity Needle Without Running into Legal Trouble/Tuesday, July 14th 2:00 PM […]

FortneyScott’s Employer Briefings – Updated Schedule

When the COVID pandemic hit with full force in March, FortneyScott commenced complimentary weekly briefings to aid employers in understanding and responding to the rapidly changing developments created by the pandemic.  The briefings we’ve provided for the last three months (12 weeks) were extremely popular and well attended. Now, as we enter into a phase […]