Recruiting Advice for the Government Contractor Virtual Class

Tuesday October 17th and Thursday October 19th, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Effective recruiting is critical for all employers, but there are extra burdens and risks for government contractors. Not only must government contractors recruit top performers in a lean margin environment, but they must do so while navigating a growing number of legal and regulatory obstacles. During this two-part series, our experts will guide you through strategic considerations to fill positions with the best candidates, while understanding and avoiding legal risks.

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Session 1, October 17: Filling the Empty Seat

  • Considering the Worker: Employee vs. Independent Contractor and Cost Considerations
  • OFCCP Considerations in Recruiting
  • Hiring a Professional Recruiter
  • Do you need an Employment Agreement?
  • Hiring and Recruiting from the Government

Session 2, October 19: Thinking Through the Relationship

  • Win and Retention: Strategies for recruiting and retaining people
  • Personal and Organizational Conflicts of Interest
  • Compensation Considerations for Small or Disadvantaged Businesses
  • Best Practices

Fees: $249


Nichole Atallah

Nichole Atallah is a partner with PilieroMazza PLLC and heads the labor and employment law group and also works in the litigation group. Ms. Atallah counsels clients in a broad range of employment matters, including compliance with Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA/wage & hour, FMLA, wrongful termination and reduction in force. Ms. Atallah, when necessary, assists clients through Department of Labor compliance audits and investigations. Ms. Atallah works proactively with clients to establish and maintain effective human resource policies that discourage employment disputes and lawsuits. Additionally, Ms. Atallah vigorously advocates on behalf of her clients that have unionized workforce, assisting them during collective bargaining, labor-management disputes, and disputes pending before the National Labor Relations Board. Her goal in representing employers is to help retain management rights and avoid costly disputes. Ms. Atallah also practices in our multi-jurisdictional Litigation Group and has experience navigating the complex nature of administrative agency claims, as well as all types of civil forums, such that she can assist your company in navigating a wide range of civil disputes. While at PilieroMazza, Ms. Atallah has successfully assisted clients in a variety of areas such as breach of contract, including enforcement of non-compete and employment agreements, contract performance and failure to pay disputes; wrongful termination; defamation; and the False Claims Act, among others. Although Ms. Atallah always strives to resolve a dispute early to the benefit of her clients prior to litigation, when early resolution is not possible, Ms. Atallah advocates zealously on behalf of her clients during litigation to resolve the complaint as efficiently as possible. Ms. Atallah graduated from the George Washington University cum laude, where she received a B.A. International Affairs in 2004 and she received her law degree from the Georgia State University College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2010. Ms. Atallah is currently a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Georgia Bar.

Fred Geldon

Fred Geldon is currently senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Steptoe & Johnson, where he advises clients concerning a wide spectrum of government contract matters. Until January 2009 Mr. Geldon was an attorney at Electronic Data Systems for 21 years, where he served as counsel and as Director of the Contracts and Legal Division and was responsible for handling or supervising all contract and legal matters involving EDS’ federal government customers. Prior to his EDS tenure, Mr. Geldon was a partner at two law firms and Assistant Director of the Torts Branch of the Department of Justice. Mr. Geldon is currently an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at George Mason University and regularly lectures on government contracts subjects.

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