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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 2018

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Colorado Bar Association

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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

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 Continues Increased Transparency and Certainty by Announcing Use of Opinion Letters and Help Desk
December 4, 2018

By Laura A. Mitchell and James D. Mackey As we reported on Friday, November 30, OFCCP began it’s 2019 fiscal year by releasing a rash of new directives. On Monday, we looked at the rescission of Obama Administration’s Active Case Enforcement (ACE) directive. Yesterday, we reviewed OFCCP’s new guidance on Early Resolution Procedures. Read More

OFCCP Incentivizes Employers to Choose Early Resolution of Audits
December 3, 2018

By Scott M. Pechaitis and Sabrina L. Brown As we reported last Friday, OFCCP has kicked-off 2019 with a band – issuing three directives in a single day. Yesterday we reported on the first of three new Directives OFCCP issued to kick off fiscal year 2019. Read More

OFCCP Issues First Directive of FY 2019: Formally Rescinds Previous Enforcement Procedures
December 2, 2018

Elizabeth P. Hernandez contributed to this post. Last Friday, OFCCP kicked off the 2019 fiscal year with its first of three new Directives: “Directive 2019-01 – Compliance Review Procedures,” which rescinds the Obama Administration’s Active Case Enforcement (ACE) approach to audits – Directive 2011-01. 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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