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In response to several requests from industry to extend the a 60-day comment period for the proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and guidance implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order,” the FAR Council and the DoL have extended the comment period to August 11, 2015 (from the current date of July 27, 2015). As discussed previously here, the NPRM and related DOL guidance (available by PDF here and here and explained in more detail on our government contracts blog) would add onerous labor compliance reporting requirements for all contractors and subcontractors on contracts valued over $500,000 (and on non-COTS subcontracts valued over $500,000) and inject uncertainty and subjectivity into the procurement process through the addition of “Agency Labor Compliance Advisors” advising the CO with respect to responsibility determinations based upon a review of the contractor or subcontractor’s labor compliance data over a 3-year period, which has prompted many contractors and trade associations to express their concerns about the scope and potential impacts of the Proposed Rule and Guidance.

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Photo of Steve McBrady Steve McBrady

Steve McBrady is a partner and co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Finance and Strategic Growth Committees, where he has played a leading role in expanding client service offerings throughout the U.S.…

Steve McBrady is a partner and co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Government Contracts Group. He also serves as a member of the firm’s Finance and Strategic Growth Committees, where he has played a leading role in expanding client service offerings throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

In recent years, Steve has received the National Law Journal’s “Winning Litigator” award as a lawyer who has “tackled some of the most widely watched cases of the year,” as well as the “D.C. Trailblazer” award, recognizing lawyers who have “made significant marks on the practice.” In 2018, he was named “Government Contracts MVP” by Law360.

Photo of Kris D. Meade Kris D. Meade

Kris D. Meade is co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Board and Executive Committee. He counsels and represents employers in the full range of employment and traditional labor law matters, including…

Kris D. Meade is co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Management Board and Executive Committee. He counsels and represents employers in the full range of employment and traditional labor law matters, including individual and class action lawsuits filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, ERISA, and companion state statutes. Kris represents employers in connection with union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, and unfair labor practice litigation. In 2020, Chambers USA recognized Kris as a leading labor and employment lawyer.

Photo of Glenn D. Grant Glenn D. Grant

Glenn D. Grant is a senior counsel in the Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Group, where he counsels and represents employers on the full range of labor and employment law matters, including such areas as disability discrimination issues, wage and hour compliance…

Glenn D. Grant is a senior counsel in the Crowell & Moring’s Labor & Employment Group, where he counsels and represents employers on the full range of labor and employment law matters, including such areas as disability discrimination issues, wage and hour compliance, affirmative action compliance, employment policies, FMLA compliance, ERISA, and wrongful discharge/employment tort litigation.