Centre Law & Consulting’s labor and employment attorneys provide day-to-day counseling and litigation representation to employers, with a particular focus on the government contractor and nonprofit industries.

Our attorneys represent and assist management in compliance efforts and assessment of risk associated with all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including recruitment and hiring performance management, compensation, complaint investigation and resolution, terminations and restructuring. We also regularly assist management and human resources departments in designing and implementing effective employment policies and practices and proactively identifying and resolving issues that could give rise to legal claims.

Counseling Employers
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws
  • Wage and hour – Worker classification, overtime, and wage payment
  • Provision of leave (FMLA, sick, etc.)
  • Disability accommodations
  • Disciplinary action, termination, layoff/reduction in force, and compensation adjustments
Counseling and Representation of Government Contractors
  • Non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations (EO 11246, Section 503, and VEVRAA)
  • Wage and hour obligations under Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA), and Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act
  • Ethics and compliance
  • False Claims Act, including defense of Qui Tam actions
  • Representation before Federal agencies including the DOL and OFCCP in audits, investigations/inquiries, conciliation and litigation
  • Compliance with the Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order and similar executive actions
Investigations, Audits, and Training
  • Internal investigations
  • Comprehensive audits of personnel practices
  • Training on application of employment policies and personnel management
Implementing and Enforcing Restrictive Covenants
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
Employment Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Related Torts
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Section 1981
  • Title VII
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Wrongful termination, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress
Drafting and Revising Employment Documents
  • Handbooks, policies, and manuals
  • Applications, offer letters, employment agreements
  • Retention and bonus
  • Separation and release agreements
  • Negotiation and drafting of executive employment agreements
Labor and Employment Executive Order Updates

Several Executive Orders (EO) have come under examination recently, leaving some to wonder about the status. The chart below outlines the Obama-era EO’s related to labor and employment for federal contractors.

EO# SUBJECT FAR RULE CURRENT STATUS
13494
1/30/09
Treat Costs of Persuading Employees Regarding
Union Activities as Unallowable
76 FR 68040
11/2/11
Currently in effect.
Subject to some criticism.
13495
1/30/09
Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under
Service Contracts
77 FR 75766
12/21/12
Currently in effect
13627
9/25/12
Anti-Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts 80 FR 4967
3/2/15
Currently in effect
13658
2/12/14
Minimum Wage for Contractors 80 FR 75915
12/4/15
Currently in effect.
Subject to some criticism.
13672
7/21/14
Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual
Orientation or Gender Identity
80 FR 75907
12/4/15
Trump will continue to enforce
1/31/17
13673
7/31/14
Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces 81 FR 58562
10/25/16
Nullified by H.J. Res. 37
Signed by President on 3/27/17
13706
9/7/15
Paid Sick Leave for Contractors 81 FR 91627
12/16/16
Currently in effect.
Subject to some criticism.

 

Our attorneys also have extensive experience with representing companies throughout administrative proceedings and investigations before local and federal agencies including the EEOC, DOL, and state equivalents. More information regarding our litigation practice can be found here.

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Contact a Centre attorney today:

David Warner | Centre Law & Consulting David Warner – dwarner@centrelawgroup.com
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David Warner is a seasoned legal counselor with extensive experience in the resolution and litigation of complex employment and business disputes. His practice is focused on the government contractor, nonprofit, and hospitality industries. David leads Centre’s audit, investigation, and litigation practices.