Littler Mendelson, the nation’s largest law firm devoted exclusively to workplace issues will present a multi-part series to help employers understand both the legal and business implications of operating as a government contractor. We have brought together thought leaders with experience in nearly every aspect of employment/labor-related federal and state legislation and regulations. In this series Littler will identify hot-button issues, provide practical advice and answer your questions. Our list of topics includes:
- An overview of Federal Labor Laws for Government Contractors—including the Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly known as the Service Contract Act), Wage Rate Requirements (Construction), formerly known as the Davis-Bacon Act, FLSA and OFCCP
- Timekeeping and Compensation practices
- Labor Accounting Methods and Procedures
- Collective Bargaining for the Federal Contractor
- Subcontractor Compliance
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- Session 1 – Overview of Federal Labor Laws for Government Contractors (SCA, DBA, FLSA, OFCCP and related Executive Orders)
- Session 2 – Compliance Issues: Wage Rate Requirements (Construction), formerly known as the Davis-Bacon Act
- Session 3 – Compliance Issues: Service Contract Labor Standards (formerly known as the Service Contract Act)
- Session 4 – Compliance Issues: OFCCP
- Session 5 – Subcontractor Compliance
- Session 6 – Timekeeping and Compensation Practices
- Session 7 – Collective Bargaining for the Federal Contractor
Linda Jackson is a first-chair trial attorney with significant experience representing clients in industries including government contracting, professional services, associations, airlines, law firms, technology, health care, telecommunications and commercial and residential development. Her practice focuses on: Non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure negotiation and litigation; Civil business conspiracy, tortious interference, and other business competition issues; Executive contracts and compensation; Shareholder litigation; Whistleblower and retaliation investigations and litigation; Trade-secret disputes; Business torts, including defamation, breach of fiduciary duties and duties of loyalty; and Employment discrimination and wrongful discharge. Linda previously served as a major in the U. S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Reserve Corps. In 2009, she was named to the advisory board for the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law.
Van Allyn Goodwin
Van Goodwin’s extensive experience covers the full range of employment and labor laws, particularly as they apply to government contractors. He regularly works with government contractors on all aspects of their business to ensure compliance with the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, and related federal and state statutes. His focus is on representing management in matters involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence and personnel/HR issues. Van also devotes a significant amount of his practice to collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, union organizing and NLRB proceedings.
A former administrator of the wage and hour division at the U. S. Department of Labor, Tammy McCutchen is a leading authority on federal and state wage and hour laws who now represents and counsels management clients in connection with all types of labor and employment matters. She focuses her practice on compliance with the FLSA and state wage-hour laws; conducting audits of overtime exemption classifications, non-exempt pay-practices and independent contractor status; implementing compliance programs designed to avoid wage and hour disputes and lower potential litigation liabilities; and representing employers being investigated by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division and similar state agencies.
Jason Branciforte has litigated on behalf of management in connection with all types of employment and labor disputes, including wrongful discharge and defamation claims and claims. He has particular experience assisting government contractors with all aspects of their operations and ensuring compliance with the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act, the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, and related federal and state statutes. Jason regularly appears before state and federal courts throughout the United States and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor. Additionally, he has an active labor relations practice and regularly represents clients in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, strikes, union election campaigns, and strategic labor relations planning matters. He has experience in a wide variety of industries utilized by the federal government in contracting, and has negotiated many collective bargaining agreements for government contractors covered by the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act and the Davis-Bacon Act.
David J. Goldstein
David J. Goldstein devotes a significant portion of his practice to assisting employers with the preparation and approval of affirmative action plans and to representing government contractors in connection with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), state, and local compliance reviews. He also routinely works with in-house counsel, business leadership, and human resources to proactively identify and implement creative solutions for effectively utilizing human resources, complying with legal and regulatory requirements, avoiding liability, and resolving internal and external disputes. Areas in which he provides advice include wage and hour law, employee selection procedures, test validation, protection of intellectual property, and enforcement of non-compete agreements.
Continuing Education Credits
11 credits for entire series.
1.05 credits for entire series.
CPE (Business Law)
12.5 credits for entire series.
10.5 credits for entire series. This course has been approved for CLE in CA, PA, VA and TX. Because this activity has been approved in another CLE jurisdiction, you may also receive credit for participation in AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, HI, IL, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, and WI (additional state requirements may apply). If you are seeking CLE credits for a jurisdiction other than the ones listed above, please contact us for additional information.
This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU. Upon their approval, it may be worth 10.5 PDU credits.