Contractor Blacklisting Rules Announced: What They Mean for Your Business

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DL Only                  $349.00 includes CD and materials
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter(s): Cheryl Behymer, partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP
Price: $349.00, DL includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Who Should Attend? HR, financial officers, CEOs, in-house counsel, affirmative action/EEO officers, federal contractors

Final rules, widely known as “contractor blacklisting” rules, to implement the president’s executive order on fair pay and safe workplaces were released in August 2016. The executive order directs federal contracting agencies to report a potential prime contractor’s recent violation history of over a dozen federal and state labor, employment, wage payment, and safety laws and executive orders. A covered federal contractor must make disclosures of these violations to allow the contracting officers to evaluate whether the contractor is a “responsible source” who should be allowed to move forward in the contracting bid process. For some contractors, the rules will require reporting prior violations of federal laws as early as October 25, 2016, and these new requirements could have a significant effect on a contractor’s ability to win a new award, even if investigations into potential violations are unresolved. The new rules include other important requirements as well that every company conducting business with the government should understand. Join attorney Cheryl Behymer to learn what the new “blacklisting” rules entail, how they will be implemented, and when your company may be subject to them.


This webinar will answer the following questions:

  • Who is affected by these rules?
  • What kind of disclosure of violations is required?
  • When must disclosures be made?
  • What if we are appealing a violation or if an investigation is not yet complete?
  • What kinds of pay disclosures must be made?
  • I have heard that I need to provide special information to independent contractors with whom I work. What does that include?
  • We regularly rely on arbitration agreements to resolve employee issues. In what ways have arbitration requirements changed?


Your conference leader for “Contractor Blacklisting Rules Announced: What They Mean for Your Business” is Cheryl Behymer, attorney at law. Ms. Behymer is a partner in the Columbia, South Carolina office of Fisher and Phillips LLP. She is co-chair of the firm’s Affirmative Action and Federal Contract Compliance Practice Group. She assists clients by providing timely and practical counsel and training in affirmative action, workplace harassment, employee leave issues, and other labor and employment issues. Cheryl regularly advises clients on affirmative action and employment law matters, including international EEO. Cheryl defends employers who are responding to administrative charges, actively involved in litigation, or are participating in compliance reviews conducted by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. Cheryl prepares affirmative action plans for federal contractors and subcontractors and assists clients with self-audits. She also defends employers in multi-plaintiff lawsuits, including class and collective actions. Cheryl is a frequent presenter on harassment and affirmative action updates. She is also past chair of the South Carolina Diversity Council, a committee of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and a diversity fellow of The Diversity Leadership Institute affiliated with the Riley Institute at Furman University. Cheryl also participates in the Diversity Recruitment Consortium. Ms Behymer received her J.D. degree from Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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