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Laura A. Mitchell

Principal
Denver

P 303-225-2382
F 303-892-5575
Laura.Mitchell@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in all areas of employment law, focusing on affirmative action and government contractor compliance.

Ms. Mitchell assists clients with the drafting of affirmative action plans, representing government and non-government contractors in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming from OFCCP regulations. Ms. Mitchell personally oversees the development of hundreds of AAPs each year and is intimately involved in the defense of more than 50 OFCCP audits on an annual basis.

Ms. Mitchell is also on the leadership team for the firm’s Government Contractor Industry Group and a member of the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group.

Ms. Mitchell is an auditor and principle contributor of The Affirmative Action Law Advisor blog and frequently presents on affirmative action compliance, OFCCP enforcement trends, strategic applicant tracking and government contractor obligations to local ILGS and other organizations.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Mitchell practiced as a litigation associate representing management in various matters alleging harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other employment related claims. Also prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Mitchell counseled management as an in house attorney with a national telecommunications company.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association

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December 22, 2016
Bloomberg BNA

Laura Mitchell Comments on Implications of New Paycheck Transparency Rules

December 22, 2016

Laura Mitchell comments on implications of new paycheck transparency rules for federal contractors stemming from President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order in "New Paycheck Rules Will Apply to Federal Contracts Starting Jan. 1," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view... Read More

September 29, 2016
SHRM

Laura Mitchell Discusses Implications of OFCCP Audit

September 29, 2016

Laura Mitchell discusses the OFCCP audit and its impact on contractors' affirmative action programs in "Audit Finds OFCCP’s Enforcement and Outreach Are Lacking," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

March 7, 2016
Law Week Colorado

Laura Mitchell Discusses Paid Sick Leave Requirements

March 7, 2016

Laura Mitchell discusses the proposed rule that would add paid sick leave obligations to select federal contractors in Law Week Colorado's "Paid Sick Leave Requirements Announced for Federal Requirements." Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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August 30, 2017

EEOC Pay Reporting Obligations Suspended

August 30, 2017

In a much-anticipated move, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has directed the Acting Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to suspend implementation of the EEOC’s revised EEO-1 report, which included detailed pay reporting obligations. Prior to this directive issued... Read More

March 28, 2017

Trump Signs Legislation and Issues Order Ending Obama-Era Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

March 28, 2017

The nearly three-year journey of Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which President Barack Obama signed in July 2014, is officially over. Federal contractors will not be required to report alleged labor violations to federal agencies as part of the bid process or implement measures to foster pay transparency. They also... Read More

March 7, 2017

Senate Votes to Disapprove Obama-Era Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

March 7, 2017

The U.S. Senate has passed, by a single-vote margin, a joint resolution previously passed by the U.S. House that “disapproves” President Barack Obama’s 2014 Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, often called the “blacklisting” executive order. (For more on Executive Order 13673, see our... Read More

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The Amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: One Year Out

September 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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The Amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: One Year Out

August 21, 2017 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

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Special Report Webinar

April 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

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It’s Time to be Thinking about your 2018 EEO-1 Reports
December 13, 2017

Now that you’ve successfully filed your 2017 VETS-4212 reports, it’s time to focus on EEO-1 reporting.  Most employers are not accustomed to focusing on EEO-1 reporting going into a new year, but following the filing reprieve in 2017, employers need to make sure they are prepared to file in 2018. Read More

Breaking News: New OFCCP Director Identified
December 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor has quietly identified a new Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.  An industry news outlet is reporting DOL has confirmed Ondray T. Harris will be the new head of the agency.  A new update to OFCCP’s website lists him as the Director of the Agency. Read More

Still No New Director for OFCCP
November 28, 2017

As of today, OFCCP remains without a new director.  According to Bloomberg News, an industry news outlet, the Department of Labor has confirmed Craig Leen has begun work as a “senior advisor” within OFCCP.  No additional information regarding his role was provided.  We will provide additional updates and details as we learn th Read More