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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 is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group as well as the firm’s Pay Equity Resource Group. She is also on the leadership team for the firm’s Government Contractor Industry Group.

Her practice is focused on representing government and non-government contractors in 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 numerous OFCCP audits. She also spends significant time counseling companies in connection with conducting pay equity analyses as well as government contractor employment obligations.

Ms. Mitchell is the editor and a principal contributor of The Affirmative Action Law Advisor blog and frequently presents on pay equity, affirmative action compliance, OFCCP enforcement trends, and government contractor obligations.

Honors and Recognitions

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association

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March 18, 2019
Law Week Colorado

Laura Mitchell Comments on Implications of Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

March 18, 2019

Laura Mitchell comments on the implications of Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act to prevent a wage differential based on sex in "‘Equal Pay’ Bill Set for Hearing," published by Law Week Colorado. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 17, 2018
Law Week Colorado

Laura Mitchell Discusses the OFCCP's New Guidance on Compensation Compliance Evaluations

September 17, 2018

Laura Mitchell discusses the new OFCCP directive outlining standard procedures for reviewing federal contractor compensation practices during compliance evaluations in "Contractors Get Much-Needed Clarity on Audits," published by Law Week Colorado.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

May 23, 2018
Bloomberg BNA

Laura Mitchell and Megan Holstein Discuss How to Properly Construct a Paid Sick Leave Policy for Federal Contractors

May 23, 2018

Laura Mitchell and Megan Holstein discuss the steps employers must take to ensure compliance with the federal contractor paid sick leave law in "Creating a Paid Sick Leave Policy for Federal Contractors," published by Bloomberg BNA Read More

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March 27, 2019

OFCCP Releases Corporate Scheduling Announcement List, Audits Coming Soon

March 27, 2019

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has publicly released its first Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) of 2019 on its website on March 25. There are 3,500 establishments on this CSAL. The CSAL advises employers of the company locations targeted for OFCCP audits of their Affirmative Action Program (AAP... Read More

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

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May 29

Portland, OR

Portland Employment Law Conference

May 29, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM PST
921 SW 6th Ave - Portland, OR
Credits: CLE - Pending, HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending

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OFCCP’s Audit Plate is Full and You’ve Been Invited to Dinner – Are you Ready?

April 17, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
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OFCCP Releases New Compensation Directive – What You Need to Know

September 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM EST

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Mind the Gap: Preparing for the New Requirements of the Amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

June 26, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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OFCCP Proposes Revised Scheduling Letter for Compliance Checks
April 18, 2019

This is the second in our series of blogs on OFCCP’s proposed changes to its various scheduling letters. Read More

Details about OFCCP Proposed Focused Review Scheduling Letters
April 17, 2019

As we reported last week, OFCCP published in the Federal Register for Notice and Comment revised scheduling letters for Section 503 and VEVRAA Focused Reviews, Compliance Checks, and regular establishment compliance reviews. Read More

EEO-1 Pay Data Update: No Decision Yet
April 16, 2019

At the end of today’s hearing regarding employers’ EEO-1 pay data reporting obligations, Judge Tanya S. Chutkan entered an Order giving the parties until the end of the day on Monday, April 22 to file summaries of the day’s hearings and proposed Orders with corresponding case law for her to review. Read More

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Legal Updates and Trends in Affirmative Action for Federal Contractors

James Mackey and Laura Mitchell discuss the latest updates and trends in affirmative action for federal contractors.

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