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In addition to placing these reporting requirements on government contractors, the FPSW Order creates systems for more efficient monitoring and reporting of labor law violations between agencies.
It mandates that government agencies coordinate with each other to ensure that labor laws are enforced consistently.
The Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2014, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by employers employing more than 15 employees.
Thus, prime contractors are now required to include in subcontracts in excess of 0,000 a requirement that the subcontractor disclose to the prime any violations for the preceding three years.
But outside of the legislative arena, advancing LGBT employee rights has been identified as a top priority for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Indeed, the EEOC listed coverage of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals under Title VII as one of its top enforcement priorities in its Strategic Enforcement Plan. Barnes is Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice's Statutory Compliance and Contracts and Regulatory Practice Group.
Because of this controversy, some in Congress have suggested that Congress may act to override the LGBT Order in the near future.
Others in Congress wish to extend the protections of the LGBT Order beyond government contractors, to virtually every employer in the country.