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Federal Contractors Required to Report Employment Law Violations

A new executive order will require all federal contractors to self-report employment law violations to the federal government.

Federal contractors will be responsible for reporting violations of labor laws or federal laws and to maintain detailed payroll records. Violations that need to be reported include judgments or awards resulting from violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the FMLA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the ADA, the National labor Relations Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and several other laws.

Contractors must self-report any violations of these laws in the past three years and be prepared to update their report every six months. Similar information must also be collected from subcontractors. Contractors will report violations to their federal agency's contracting officer. Penalties can range from remediation to being barred from contracting for federal business.

Supporters of the measure say the requirements were overdue and that contractors should be burdened to disclose labor violations to the public. However, reports have already surfaced that show how contractors that had documented labor violations were still awarded work by government agencies.

If you are a federal contractor, you need to consult an employment law attorney to find out how to comply with Executive Order 13673. If you have been the target of workplace harassment, discrimination or unfair termination, Bouchillon, Crossan & Colburn, L.C. represents clients in federal court and before the EEOC, MSPB and in state and union grievance hearings.

Our attorneys have more than 40 years dedicated to giving clients the attention, advice, support and empowerment they need to effectively meet their goals. We are committed to the principle that all persons shall have equal justice under the law. Call Bouchillon, Crossan & Colburn, L.C. at 304.523.8451 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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