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Federal government contractors are required to comply with a number of labor and employment laws, some of which have no counterpart in the commercial world. Through issuance of Executive Orders and implementing regulations as well as other initiatives that impact a contractor's HR organization, contractors have had to adjust and make changes to their HR policies and procedures in order to remain compliant and eligible to receive government contracts.

This webinar focuses on a number of key issues aside from the recent Fair Pay and Safe Workplace rules/executive order which are the topic of a separate Federal Publications Seminars webcast. This webinar will:
  1. provide an overview of why federal contractors have been receiving attention in the form of Executive Orders and implementing rules as well as initiatives that have HR implications;
  2. address several key Executive Orders and their implementation, including Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, Updating and Modernizing Overtime Regulations, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors, and Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts; and
  3. explain the HR aspects of other important initiatives and rules, including the recent National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) change that requires contractors to establish and maintain a program to detect, deter and mitigate insider threats by November 30, 2016, and a proposed FAR rule that seeks to ensure that employees are not restricted from lawfully reporting fraud, waste, or abuse to federal authorities.

This program is not available for CLE, CPE, CLP or other credits as a live program.
About Our Presenter ...
Michael W. Mutek, Senior Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson LLP


Michael W. Mutek brings clients a wealth of practical knowledge and experience in government contracts, intelligence, and national security law. His practice spans the areas of government contracts, compliance and ethics, bid protests, claims, internal investigations and disclosures, formation and dissolution of teaming agreements, and dispute resolution. Additionally, Mr. Mutek counsels clients on matters related to the intelligence community and national security issues.

Nationally recognized, Mr. Mutek is a frequent writer and lecturer on government contracts and corporate law topics, and has testified on government contract issues before Congress. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Public Contract Law and is a past chair of the section. Mr. Mutek is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He chaired the ABA’s Services Contracting Best Practices Task Force, which published “Services Contracting Best Practices: A Guide to Successful Services Contracting.” He is the author of “Contractor Team Arrangements – Competitive Solution or Legal Liability: The Deskbook for Drafting Teaming Agreements,” which was also published by the ABA.
About Our Presenter ...
Andrew D. Irwin, Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Andrew D. Irwin is a partner in Steptoe’s Washington office and has also spent time in our Century City office.  He focuses his practice at the intersection of international regulatory law and government procurement, concentrating primarily on corporate investigations and related compliance counseling.  He has a particular background in laws and regulations that relate to export controls/sanctions, foreign corruption, and government contracting fraud.  He also has considerable experience in general corporate ethics/compliance counseling, as well as ethics/compliance program administration and development.  He has conducted investigations and reviews in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (including on the ground in wartime Iraq).  Prior to coming to Steptoe, Mr. Irwin spent several years as inside counsel for one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies.