Federal Contractors' New Employment Realities in the Aftermath of Executive Orders

2015 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: You will hear a review of recent executive orders and their impact on federal contractors.
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In 2014 President Obama signed several executive orders impacting federal contractors.  Two of the most notable include the order that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in federal hiring and for federal contractors, and another that requires prospective federal contractors to disclose all labor law violations from the past three years before they can receive a contract. Even the best employers have violations against them.  You will learn the pitfalls to avoid and the next steps you can take to ensure that your organization stays in compliance. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
Presenter: 

David Fortney

David
Fortney

Mr. Fortney is a co-founder of Fortney & Scott, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm counseling and advising clients on the full spectrum of work-place related matters, including employment discrimination and labor matters, compliance programs, government contracting, international dispute resolution and counseling matters, and developing strategies for avoiding or responding to workplace-related crises.

David has a broad-based practice representing and counseling employers and executives in employment and labor matters, including equal employment opportunity requirements, wage and hour matters, federal contractor's affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations, collective bargaining, and workplace health and safety. He brings experience from the public and private sectors in advising clients on these issues, and he frequently represents clients before federal and state agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor's agencies, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Fortney has been widely recognized for his professional accomplishments, including being named one of the leading employment lawyers in Washington, D.C. by the CHAMBERS USA survey of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in all years from 2005 through 2012. He was selected for inclusion in the 2009 through 2012 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Washington D.C.’s, Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. Mr. Fortney was also awarded an AV rating (the highest level) by Martindale-Hubbell.

David is a frequent lecturer and writer on employment-related topics, including appearances on CNN, CBS and Fox News. Mr. Fortney is the co-editor of the Federal Employment Law Insider monthly newsletter, Chapter Editor of The Family and Medical Leave Act (2006) published by BNA Books, co-author of the Military Leave Compliance Kit (2001), published by M. Lee Smith Publishers, and lead author of the Guide to Employee Leave (1997), published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont.

Lynn Clements

Lynn
Clements

Lynn Clements is Director, Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates Inc. where she oversees all Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance audits on behalf of Berkshire clients and serves as a strategic advisor regarding statutory, regulatory and legal developments in the areas of EEO and Affirmative Action.

She was formerly an Attorney in the Baltimore, Maryland office of Jackson Lewis P.C., focusing her practice on counseling and advising clients on complying with workplace laws, OFCCP and EEO compliance, disability leave management, management training.  She regularly represented employers before federal, state and local government agencies, including in large-scale systemic matters.

Prior to 2009, Clements served in several senior-level policy positions at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Clements was a senior policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA) at the DOL. Clements also served as the Acting Director/Deputy Director of the Policy Division of the OFCCP, where she oversaw all policy initiatives, including the OFCCP’s systemic discrimination and compensation audit protocols, and its implementation of the Internet applicant rule and online accessibility requirements.  From 2001-2006, Clements was a senior legal advisor to the Vice Chair and Legal Counsel of the EEOC where she advised agency officials on high-profile policy and enforcement actions, including the agency’s systemic discrimination initiative.  Clements is a regular presenter of management and employee training at all levels of organizations and has testified before Congress regarding EEO issues.

Location: 
Mount Vernon Square
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Business Acumen
Intended Audience: 
Mid-Level
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