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FortneyScott’s October 19th Employer Briefing

REGISTER HERE to join FortneyScott’s complimentary Employer Briefing on Monday, October 19th 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) the key legal and federal agency developments.

FortneyScott’s attorneys will cover:

  • Problems confronting employers and workers as they slowly return to pre-COVID 19 activities while Congress fails to provide assistance;
  • Corporate responses to BLM protests and the Trump Administration’s counter to anti-racism and affirmative action; and,
  • Important legal and agency developments, including the most recent Executive Order for federal contractors, and the latest developments involving EEOC and DOL’s agencies, including the Wage and Hour Division, OSHA and OFCCP.

If you have any questions that you would like to have addressed during the Weekly Briefing, please submit via email to info@fortneyscott.com.

We look forward to continuing our briefings, and assisting our clients and all who are interested in understanding the latest developments affecting the workplace.

For more information:

  • On responding to the COVID workplace challenges, including all prior Weekly Briefings, visit FortneyScott’s Resource Center.
  • Also, every person on our team joined in a special message addressing the recent incidents of violence, racism, and intolerance taking place in communities across America, and expressed our support for changes to achieve equal opportunity for all members of our society.
  • Please email us at info@fortneyscott.com for legal advice and human resources support in understanding how these developments affect your company and workplace compliance programs.

Please forward this information to those in your organization who could benefit from these Weekly Briefings.

 

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

Please register here to join FortneyScott and the Novus Law Firm on Thursday, October 8 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 face in reopening their campuses and resuming operations for the 2020 Fall term.  This session will focus of the recently announced compliance evaluations by the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

OFCCP Audits are Coming…Are you prepared?

On September 11, OFCCP issued its Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) which is heavily populated by institutions of higher education. In this session, Natasha Baker, Esq. and Elizabeth Bradley, Esq. discuss the unique compliance challenges that colleges and universities face in daily OFCCP compliance as well as compliance evaluation preparation.

During this fourth session, the panelists will provide an update on the following topics before opening the session to live questions and discussion:

  • What are the different compliance reviews and what to expect?
  • What is the scope of an OFCCP compliance review; and,
  • Best practices for OFCCP compliance including promotion reviews and reasonable accommodation requirements.

We encourage you to submit questions that you would like to have addressed during the webinar via email to info@fortneyscott.com.

Please forward this information to those in your organization who could benefit.

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 lists promptly.  Inclusion on either list means that all facilities listed will undergo a compliance review in the Agency’s next compliance cycle.  Please contact FortneyScott to ensure that your facilities are well prepared for their upcoming evaluations.

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) the key legal and federal agency developments.

FortneyScott’s attorneys will cover:

  • Problems confronting employers and workers as they slowly return to pre-COVID 19 activities while Congress fails to provide assistance;
  • Corporate responses to BLM protests and the Trump Administration’s counter to anti-racism and affirmative action; and,
  • Important legal and agency developments, including the most recent Executive Order for federal contractors, and the latest developments involving EEOC and DOL’s agencies, including the Wage and Hour Division, OSHA and OFCCP.

If you have any questions that you would like to have addressed during the Weekly Briefing, please submit via email to info@fortneyscott.com.

We look forward to continuing our briefings, and assisting our clients and all who are interested in understanding the latest developments affecting the workplace.

For more information:

  • On responding to the COVID workplace challenges, including all prior Weekly Briefings, visit FortneyScott’s resource center.
  • Also, every person on our team joined in a special message addressing the recent incidents of violence, racism, and intolerance taking place in communities across America, and expressed our support for changes to achieve equal opportunity for all members of our society.
  • Please email us at info@fortneyscott.com for legal advice and human resources support in understanding how these developments affect your company and workplace compliance programs.

Please forward this information to those in your organization who could benefit from these Weekly Briefings.

The Impact of the New Trade Agreement: Significant Changes for American & Canadian Companies Doing Business in Mexico

David Fortney will be speaking at this ELA webinar on September 9th at 2:00 PM Eastern.

The purpose of this new tri-lateral trade agreement is to help level the playing field in terms of total labor costs in all three countries. The agreement imposes certain liabilities on U.S. and Canadian employers doing business in Mexico and will dramatically affect workers in Mexico and the ability to unionize their workplace.  Also joining the conference will be Matthew Levin, Director of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Trade and Labor Affairs, offering his perspective.

This session will provide an overview of this agreement and offer practical guidance for U.S. and Canadian companies employing workers in Mexico.

Topics to be discussed will include:
Overview of key changes
Strengthening Mexican labor unions and employee collective bargaining rights
Enforcement mechanisms
Risks and penalties for non-compliance
Practical advice on how to implement new rules & workplace standards

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Featured Speaker:
Matthew Levin
U.S. Office of Trade and Labor Affairs
U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Participating ELA Speakers:
Susan T. Spradley (moderator)

David S. Fortney

Juan Carlos De La Vega

Gregory J. Heywood