New Burdensome Federal Contracting Requirements

New Burdensome Federal Contracting Requirements

On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which—for the first time—requires large federal contractors to disclose prior labor law violations, designate a Labor Compliance Advisor, and disclose wage and hour information to its workers. The provisions of the Executive Order take aim at federal contracts with a value of $500,000 or more.

Washington, D.C. Joins the Ban-the-Box Movement for Private Employers

By | Employment Law Spotlight | August 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. Joins the Ban-the-Box Movement for Private Employers

The District of Columbia has passed one of the most stringent ban-the-box laws in the nation.  The D.C. law includes the typical prohibition on asking questions about criminal background during the application process, but it also adds a requirement, similar to New York State, that specific factors be considered before a conditional offer of employment is withdrawn. 

Spotlight On San Francisco: New Proposals to Benefit Part-Time and Minimum-Wage Employees

Spotlight On San Francisco: New Proposals to Benefit Part-Time and Minimum-Wage Employees

Two proposed San Francisco ordinances could mean more hours and more money for San Francisco’s part-time and minimum-wage employees. San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar’s recent proposal will give additional rights to part-time employees, including more hours, and a new ballot initiative for November proposes to raise the minimum wage rate in San Francisco.