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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 is a Principal in the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group, 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 numerous OFCCP audits.  Ms. Mitchell also spends significant time counseling clients in connection with conducting pay equity analyses.

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 editor and principle contributor of The Affirmative Action Law Advisor blog and frequently presents on pay equity, affirmative action compliance, OFCCP enforcement trends, and government contractor obligations.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Mitchell counseled management as an in house attorney with a national telecommunications company.

 

Honors and Recognitions

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2018

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association

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September 17, 2018
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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

March 21, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Attorneys Recognized by JD Supra's 2018 Readers' Choice Awards

March 21, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 21, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce JD Supra has recognized the firm and three of its attorneys in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards recognizes top authors and firms that produced content read by C-suite executives, in-... 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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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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The Amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: One Year Out

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

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OFCCP Seeking Comment on Contractor Disability Inclusion Recognition Program
October 5, 2018

Appearing in today’s federal register is OFCCP’s request for comment on the proposed structure and details of the agency’s new Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award.  The award will highlight successful practices and strategies of contractors that have expanded and improved recruitment, hiring, retention, and promotio Read More

OFCCP and National Industry Liaison Group Enter into Memorandum of Understanding
October 2, 2018

In continued commitment to restoring the Agency’s relationship with the contractor community, OFCCP recently announced it has entered into a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the National Industry Liaison Group (“NILG”) in order to foster collaboration between the federal contractor community and OFCCP. Read More

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OFCCP Revises Latest CSAL List
September 26, 2018

It appears OFCCP has made some updates to its latest Corporate Scheduling Announcement List release.  When accessing the current publicly available list through OFCCP’s website, the resulting file now displays a header which indicates the file contains “addresses updated as of September 24, 2018.”  Upon close review and 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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