Today (January 11, 2016), the final rule implementing Executive Order 13665 goes into effect. The Executive Order prohibits federal contractors from firing or otherwise disciplining employees or job applicants for discussing their pay or the pay of their co-workers.
A blog post outlining the final rule’s requirements can be found here.
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is hosting a webinar on January 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. EST to “provide an overview of the final rule, address questions received by the agency since the rule’s September publication, and illustrate the practical application of defenses provided in the rule through several hypothetical scenarios.”
You can register to attend the webinar here.
Contractors should add the new non-discrimination language to their manuals and handbooks and either disseminate their updated policies to employees or post them conspicuously in the workplace. In addition, contractors should post the updated “EEO is the Law Posted,” available here.