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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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May 23, 2018
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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

December 22, 2016
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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

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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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OFCCP Extends TRICARE Moratorium
May 20, 2018

As we recently reported, OFCCP is evaluating affirmative action obligations for TRICARE providers and expects to publish rulemaking on this front next year.  In connection with this, to allow time for the rulemaking process, as well as to allow time for any potential related legislative action, OFCCP announced it has extended the enforcem Read More

Only One Item On OFCCP’s Spring Regulatory Agenda: TRICARE
May 9, 2018

Today, the Trump Administration released its Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which “reports on the actions administrative agencies plan to issue in the near and long term.” OFCCP has only one item listed on its agenda, entitled “Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination Obligations of Fe Read More

OFCCP Releases “Town Hall Action Plan” to Address Contractor Concerns
May 1, 2018

by Laura A. Mitchell and Chris Chrisbens In the words of OFCCP, the contractors spoke and OFCCP listened.  OFCCP is also listening to the Government Accounting Office and its detailed review of the Agency. Read More