2015 was an eventful year for government contractors as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) finalized several key rules related to contractors’ relationships with employees and job applicants. With more rules expected to be finalized in 2016, the OFCCP will exercise increasing oversight over contractors’ activities. And since this is an election year, eyes will be on the presidential race and potential changes to the OFCCP’s agenda, depending on which candidate enters office in early 2017. This alert summarizes the key rules finalized in 2015, the ones we expect to see finalized in the final year of President Obama’s term, and the potential effects of a new administration on the regulatory agenda.
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