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D.C. Circuit Rejects “Academic Deference” Argument In Tenure Denial Discrimination Cases

On June 14, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected the argument that a university should be entitled to special academic deference in employment discrimination claims concerning denial of tenure brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). Mawakana v. Bd. Of Trustees

Supreme Court Decision in Gomez Shifts Attention Back to FCC TCPA Petitions

In January, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, 577 U.S. __ (2016), a significant case for companies defending against consumer and other class actions, including those based on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) – as well as for contractors working on behalf of the federal government.

Hogan Lovells Publishes Government Contracts Alert on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Proposed Rule and Guidance

On July 8, 2015, Hogan Lovells issued a Government Contracts Client Alert on the Obama Administration’s Proposed Rule and Guidance that would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order 13673, the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order.  Among other things, the proposed rule would require contracting officers to consider a contractor’s

District Court applies Christian Doctrine, upholds hospitals as subcontractors subject to OFCCP anti-discrimination provisions

In a significant decision with implications beyond the healthcare industry, the D.C. District Court upheld a ruling by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Administrative Review Board (ARB) deeming three Pennsylvania hospitals government subcontractors subject to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) jurisdiction. UPMC Braddock v. Harris, No. 1:09-cv-01210-PLF (D.D.C. Mar. 30, 2013).

Review of issues for 2013

The following is a summary of some of the key issues Congress and the Administration will be debating in 2013. Please contact us with any questions. We are happy to provide further analysis as well as insight into other areas of interest. Agriculture: Tom Vilsack is expected to stay on as Secretary of Agriculture. The

Department of Labor Rejects Argument that Hospital is a Federal Subcontractor Subject to OFCCP Affirmative Action Requirements

Every now and then a subject comes along that seems much more complicated than it ought to be. The issue of who is a government “subcontractor” is one of those subjects. One would think that a single, straightforward definition of “subcontractor” could be consistently applied across federal contracts. If only it were that simple. Uneven