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    Common Mistakes HR Professionals Make in Government Contracting

    Date: January 15, 2020, 5:30pm
    Holiday Inn Dulles
    45425 Holiday Drive
    Sterling, VA 20166
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Dinner
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    Working as a human resources professional in government contracting requires agility and understanding how additional federal regulations impact human capital management. During this presentation, we will dive into the intersection between human resources and government contractors. In particular, we will look at the most common mistakes that are made that lead to legal liability.

    Learning objectives:

    • Knowledge of regulations that apply to HR professionals working for government contractors
    • How to apply generally applicable laws to the government contracting context
    • Tips to mitigate legal liability

    Dinner Agenda:

    5:30: Networking

    5:50: Announcements/Dinner

    6:15: Program

    7:15: Closing Remarks/Raffles


    This has been approved for 1 SHRM credit and 1 HRCI Business credit.

    About the speakers:

    Nichole Atallah counsels clients in a broad range of employment matters, including compliance with Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA/wage & hour, FMLA, wrongful termination and reduction in force.

    Ms. Atallah has substantial expertise assisting government contractors with FAR Part 22 compliance, including the Davis Bacon-Act and associated labor regulations, the Service Contract Act, and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements specific to government contractors. When necessary, she zealously defends clients faced with a wide range of lawsuits and claims, from wrongful termination to contract disputes. Ms. Atallah has advised tribally-owned entities on unique labor and employment issues, including Native American preferences, sovereign immunity questions, and Title VII jurisdiction.

    Ms. Atallah assists clients through Department of Labor compliance audits and investigations and works proactively with clients to establish and maintain effective human resource policies that discourage employment disputes and lawsuits.


    Sarah Nash advises clients on a wide variety of labor and employment issues including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs regulations, anti-discrimination law, and whistleblower law. She provides employers counsel regarding terminations, non-disclosure agreements, personnel issues, wage and hour issues, and employment practices and policies. Ms. Nash has advised tribally-owned entities on unique labor and employment issues, including Native American preferences, sovereign immunity questions, and Title VII jurisdiction

    Ms. Nash has litigated cases before federal and state courts, including representing clients at arbitration, administrative proceedings, and mediation.

    Prior to joining PilieroMazza, Ms. Nash represented clients on whistleblower matters and corporate and government transparency. Specific to labor law, she has experience both defending against and litigating unfair labor practices and negotiating collective bargaining agreements as counsel to service and construction industry labor unions.