Government Contracts

Employment Matters in Government Contracting

Fluet attorneys represent and advise government contractors in all aspects of employment related matters, including counseling regarding compliance with employment and labor laws, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), as well as applicable requirements under the Services Contract Act (SCA). In recent years the scope of compliance requirements has evolved considerably, and our team is committed to offering ongoing guidance and advice that consistently emphasizes regulatory and legal compliance and risk management prevention for small and large government contractors alike.

Our clients benefit from Fluet’s past experience including:

  • Involvement in the development and implementation of required employee policies and trainings to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations specific to government contractor employers including, but not limited to:
    • The Code of Business Ethics and Conduct;
    • The Drug Free Workplace Act;
    • Identifying, avoiding, disclosing, and mitigating personal conflicts of interest and organizational conflicts of interest (OCI);
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer policies, compliance, and reporting;
    • Affirmative Action Plan development and reporting; and
    • Executive pay reporting.
  • Conducting investigations for ethics violations including allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, or bribery.
  • Counseling government contractors on employment actions to ensure compliance when hiring or terminating employees including special considerations when hiring current or former government employees or another contractor’s employees.
  • Involvement in the development and implementation of employee offer letters and non-solicitation provisions.
  • Counseling retired senior military officers on the impact of the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause on post-military business opportunities; assisting with navigating the DoD Emoluments Policy; and advising on obtaining emolument consents.

Government Contracts Chair

The Fluet Government Contracts team guides government contractors ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar conglomerates through the maze of rules and regulations to enable corporate success.