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Insight Center: Webinars

Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

Speakers: Lee E. Tankle and Aaron Raddock

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EDT)
Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

Due to a recent court ruling impacting the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule issued by the Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Council, we have rescheduled the webinar previously planned for November 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016.

The Final Rule, intended to take effect on October 25, 2016, significantly alters the procurement process for federal contracts and subcontracts valued at over $500,000 and raises the level of scrutiny on contractor labor and employment law violations to the point of “blacklisting” otherwise qualified contractors. The Final Rule also includes a number of “paycheck transparency” provisions and prohibits certain contractors from requiring employees to agree to arbitrate claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act or torts related to sexual assault or sexual harassment. While the Court’s injunction is temporarily prohibiting the implementation of the anti-arbitration and “blacklisting” provisions (for now), the paycheck transparency provisions are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2017.

For more information on the injunction and its effects, please see this recent Pepper Client Alert and join BDO USA and Pepper Hamilton LLP on November 30 for an informative webinar to hear an overview of the rule, the effects of the Final Rule and injunction on procurement and human resources processes, and tips to help contractors stay compliant.

We'll cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the rule and its intended requirements
  • The impact of the injunction and the election of Donald Trump as President
  • What is still required under the rule
  • Implications for future contract actions
  • Practical steps contractors can take to achieve compliance.


  • Lee E. Tankle, Associate, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • Aaron Raddock, Director, Government Contracting Advisory Services, BDO USA LLP

1.0 CPE credit in Specialized Knowledge & Applications


There is no cost to register.

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