July 2013

The Myth of OFCCP’s Debarment Authority:
Another Great Urban Legend Skewered

OFCCP Director Pat Shiu has garnered some flattering and critical (both) press coverage for her recent speech to the annual meeting of The National Employment Lawyer’s Association (NELA), one of the country’s leading trade associations for Plaintiff Employment Lawyers. (Note: NELA is not to be confused with NELI – the National Employment Law Institute, which many believe, is the country’s leading non-profit employment law training institute. Ethics Alert: I sit on the Board of Directors of NELI.)

Director Shiu’s speech is on OFCCP’s website at this link: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/addresses/Director_address_NELA_Jun272013.htm

While many things caught my eye in this major