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Veteran Focused Reviews Are Underway: Are You Next?

On August 4, 2020, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced via email that it has begun scheduling Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) focused reviews.

VEVRAA focused reviews are dedicated to evaluating contractor compliance with VEVRAA equal employment opportunity requirements. The OFCCP evaluates contract compliance through a variety of methods, including evaluation of:

  • Hiring and compensation related data

  • Policies and practices — including recruitment, hiring and accommodation requests

  • Onsite interviews of managers and employees

Notably, due to the coronavirus pandemic, OFCCP is conducting virtual on-site reviews, with possible physical on-site reviews at a later date.

OFCCP has created a landing page that provides contractors with information and tools regarding the focused review directive, including:

Contractors should check to see whether they have been selected for a VEVRAA focused review here. Contractors who will have a VEVRAA focused review should begin gathering the requested data noted in the VEVRAA audit letter and conduct a thorough evaluation of their VEVRAA related policies and practices in advance of the focused review.

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Lindsey M. Hogan Labor & Employment Attorney Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Chicago, IL
Partner

Lindsey Hogan provides sophisticated counsel to employers and businesses during complex employment disputes, commercial litigation and investigations. Lindsey manages case execution from start to finish with an uncompromising focus on the client’s goals and best interests. She represents employers in jurisdictions throughout the country.

Employment Litigation 

Lindsey serves as litigation counsel for employers facing class and collective actions stemming from wage and hour disputes under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois Minimum Wage Law, the Illinois Wage Payment...

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Stacie L. Linguist Commercial Litigation & Government Contracts Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath Minneapolis, MN
Associate

Stacie Linguist represents clients in commercial litigation and government contracts matters. Stacie helps clients resolve business disputes, obtain government contracts and respond to government investigations. She has worked with clients in a number of industries, including financial services, insurance, health care, defense and technology.

Litigation and Investigations

Stacie litigates bid protests before the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and state agencies and departments, conducts internal investigations, and responds to Inspector General and Department of Justice investigations.

In the commercial realm, Stacie has experience representing banks and insurance companies in financial services and consumer litigation. She also helps companies protect their trade secrets through litigation.

Contracts and Procurement

Stacie advises government contractors when bidding on, negotiating and performing government contracts. Her expertise includes:

  • Evaluating corporate transactions by conducting due diligence on issues unique to government contracting
  • Analyzing and drafting agreements between and among government contractors
  • Counseling on forming teaming agreements and subcontracts
  • Advising contractors facing threatened suspension and debarment
  • Appealing formal size determinations and advising on other issues arising under the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Tax Liens

Stacie helps banks and financial services organizations resolve tax lien issues to maintain profitability of their properties. She guides clients through recovery options, including:

  • Administratively redeeming properties when possible
  • Interfacing with tax assessment officials and tax lien investors to negotiate recoveries
  • Going to court to overturn tax sales

Personal Interests

Stacie enjoys long-distance running and participating in philanthropic races. Married to a college football coach, she is often found at the gridiron watching his teams compete.

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