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Guy Brenner is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and leads the Firm’s Washington, D.C. Labor & Employment practice. He is head of the Government Contractor Compliance Group, co-head of the Counseling, Training & Pay Equity Group and a member of the Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Group. He has extensive experience representing employers in both single-plaintiff and class action matters, as well as in arbitration proceedings. He also regularly assists federal government contractors with the many special employment-related compliance challenges they face.

Guy represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor litigation and counseling, with an emphasis on non-compete and trade secrets issues, medical and disability leave matters, employee/independent contractor classification issues, and the investigation and litigation of whistleblower claims. He assists employers in negotiating and drafting executive agreements and employee mobility agreements, including non-competition, non-solicit and non-disclosure agreements, and also conducts and supervises internal investigations. He also regularly advises clients on pay equity matters, including privileged pay equity analyses.

Guy advises federal government contractors and subcontractors all aspects of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations and requirements, including preparing affirmative action plans, responding to desk audits, and managing on-site audits.

Guy is a former clerk to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the US District Court of the District of Columbia.

On January 10, 2024, D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser, signed the “Minimum Wage Clarification Amendment Act of 2023” into law. If the Act is not overturned by Congress, it will expand the circumstances where employers must pay employees D.C.’s minimum wage (currently $17.00 an hour for non-tipped employees).

Under existing law, employers are required

On January 12, 2024, D.C. Mayor, Muriel Bowser, signed the “Wage Transparency Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023.” If not overturned during the subsequent 30-day Congressional review period, beginning June 30, 2024, employers with at least one employee in D.C. will be required to publish wage and benefit information to prospective employees and wage

After multiple delays, on October 31, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced the opening of the 2022 EEO-1 data collection portal. All employers with 100 or more employees, and federal government contractors and subcontractors (“Contractors”) with at least 50 employees and a federal government contract of $50,000 or more are required to file

Virginia has enacted two new laws which will further limit employers’ use of nondisclosure and nondisparagement agreements with employees and prospective employees and will bar the use of social security numbers as employee identification numbers and on employee identification badges or cards. The new laws go into effect July 1, 2023.

Restrictions on Nondisclosure, Confidentiality

Almost 2 years after the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act (“the Act”) was passed, the Act – with significant amendments – will become effective and applicable to all employers with D.C. employees on October 1, 2022. The law generally prohibits employers from entering into or imposing non-compete agreements and policies on D.C. employees that

Effective October 1, 2022, an amendment to the District of Columbia’s Human Rights Act (“the Act”) will expand the universe of workers protected under the Act, as well as codify workplace harassment as an unlawful discriminatory practice.

First, the amendment expands the Act’s definition of a protected “employee” to now also include individuals “working or