Search form

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

See AllLaura A. Mitchell in the News

Showing 1-3 of 7
Newest
Most Read
May 24, 2019
Law 360

Laura Mitchell Comments on the Potential Rule Change for Religious Exemptions to Requirements for Federal Contractors

May 24, 2019

Laura Mitchell comments on the implications of the OFCCP's regulatory agenda and the potential rule for religious exemptions to EEO requirements for federal contractors in "DOL Contractor Watchdog Eyeing Religious Liberty Rule," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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

Showing 1-3 of 7

See AllPublications

Advanced Filtering
Showing 1-3 of 11
Newest
Most Read
May 28, 2019

Colorado Enacts Comprehensive Equal Pay Law

May 28, 2019

Enacting one of the toughest enhanced state pay equity laws to date, Colorado has become the tenth state in the country to pass an equal pay law that is more demanding than federal law. The new law, signed by Governor Jared Polis on May 22, 2019, goes into effect on January 1, 2021. The “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” (SB 19-085),... Read More

May 2, 2019

EEOC Announces Plans to Collect 2017 and 2018 Pay Data by September 30, 2019

May 2, 2019

On May 1, the EEOC announced plans to collect pay data for both calendar year 2017 and calendar year 2018 by September 30, 2019. A copy of the announcement scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on May 3 is available here. Given this development, a government appeal seems unlikely, but we will continue to monitor and will... Read More

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

Showing 1-3 of 11

See All Webinars

Archived

Watch Now

EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting: What You Need to Know

May 23, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Watch Now

Archived

Watch Now

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
Watch Now

Archived

Watch Now

OFCCP Releases New Compensation Directive – What You Need to Know

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

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Watch Now

See AllBlog Posts by Laura A. Mitchell

EEOC On Schedule to Open Component 2 Reporting July 15, 2019
June 17, 2019

In its most recent status update, filed with the court as ordered by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, EEOC is reporting it and NORC are on schedule to open the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting tool on July 15, 2019. Read More

EEOC On Schedule to Open Component 2 Reporting July 15, 2019
June 17, 2019

In its most recent status update, filed with the court as ordered by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan, EEOC is reporting it and NORC are on schedule to open the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting tool on July 15, 2019. Read More

EEOC Provides Update on EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Portal and Helpdesk Development
June 3, 2019

As previewed last week, EEOC has provided additional details regarding the anticipated opening of the EEO-1 pay data reporting portal and helpdesk. The EEOC is now reporting it  expects a web-based portal for the collection of 2017 and 2018 Component 2 data will be active by mid-July 2019. Read More

See All Videos

Aug 14

Watch Now

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.

Watch Now