Many of Molly’s clients are federal government contractors and employers, and she stays abreast of ever-changing federal regulations so she can explain changes and help clients stay on the right side of the EEO and affirmative action laws. She has a deep understanding of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, as well as related equal employment opportunity laws.
Affirmative action requirements waived for contracts specifically related to COVID-19 relief
As in past times of national emergency, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has stepped up to exempt certain new federal supply and service contractors and subcontractors from having to comply with most OFCCP requirements over the course of the contract. Announced March 17, OFCCP calls the action the “National Interest Exemption.” Contractors providing supplies and services specifically related to COVID-19 relief must still abide by OFCCP’s non-discrimination and non-retaliation obligations and are subject to OFCCP complaint investigations. The exemption extends to the obligations of all three laws enforced by OFCCP: Executive Order 11246, § 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and § 4212 of VEVRAA.