Executive Summary: Just two days before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a proposed scheduling letter and itemized listing seeking a number of additional documents and data at the initial stage of a compliance review. The proposed scheduling letter and itemized listing were published for public comment on November 21. The OFCCP last revised its scheduling letter and itemized listing in April 2020. This most recent proposal, if approved, will exponentially increase the compliance burden on federal contractors and will ensure that every compliance review is a deep dive into contractors’ EEO practices regardless of whether such a detailed level of review is necessary.
D.C. Noncompete Ban, Years in the Making: On January 25, 2021, FordHarrison published a Legal Alert indicating that Washington, D.C. would soon implement a ban on noncompete agreements. As noted, the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020 was considered one of the most far-reaching prohibitions on noncompete agreements in the country. However, feedback from the business community prompted the D.C. Council to revisit the Act, delaying its implementation. Finally, the D.C. Non-Compete Clarification Amendment Act of 2022 (the “Amendment”) went into effect on October 1, 2022. This newly amended version, while less far-reaching, is still a significant ban on the use of noncompete agreements and includes important changes that every D.C. employer should know.
Proloy Das was featured in the Law.com article, “Connecticut Movers: Leading Attorneys Jump to Hartford Firms.” Welcome, Proloy!
Sarah Morton was featured in the Law360 article, “FordHarrison Expands to Houston with Ex-Morgan Lewis Atty. Welcome, Sarah! The article also features our recently opened Houston office. Houston joins Dallas as FordHarrison’s second office located in Texas.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm opened the doors of its new Houston, TX office on November 14, 2022. Sarah B. Morton will be joining as Partner in our Houston office. Sarah comes to FordHarrison from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Houston, TX. Houston joins Dallas as FordHarrison’s second office located in Texas.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Matthew B. Banocy, Counsel in the firm’s St. Louis office, was named to the 2022 Missouri Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers magazine.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has received Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Rankings in the 2023 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers list of “Best Law Firms.” Firms included in the 2023 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.
Executive Summary: EEOC and OFCCP have issued a new workplace poster, and the end of the year is quickly approaching. Now is the time for federal contractors to start planning for 2023 compliance with OFCCP obligations including affirmative action plan (AAP) development, annual compliance certification, and annual EEO and affirmative action training. Additionally, Contractors should stay on top of regulatory developments.
Kanye West’s anti-Semitic comments on Instagram and Twitter have prompted a swift backlash by businesses formerly associated with the rap and fashion mogul. Thus far, West has been dropped by Gap, Balenciaga, Adidas, talent agency CAA, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Vogue magazine, and others. Ye (as the rapper and
This article provides readers with a detailed description of the wage claim process with the California Labor Commissioner’s Office.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm recently added eight attorneys to offices throughout the U.S. Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and St. Louis are among the cities with new attorneys.
Florida has made national news in the employment law sphere over the past six months with the passage, implementation, and temporary enjoinment of HB7, also called the Individual Freedom Act or “Stop WOKE Act.”
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has been named a Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). The Compass Award recognizes law firms and corporations that show a strong commitment to building more diverse organizations and a more inclusive legal profession.
FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Marissa Vitolo, Counsel in the firm’s Hartford office, has been selected to participate in the Anti-Defamation League’s 2022-2023 Glass Leadership Institute (“GLI”).