DOL to Propose Rescission of Contractor Religious Discrimination Rule

In a court filing made on February 9, 2021, the Department of Justice announced that the Department of Labor (DOL) intended to propose rescinding regulations recently revised by DOL's Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) related to religious discrimination under Executive Order 11246.  The filing, which comes in a case where 14 states and the District of Columbia challenged the revised regulation, indicates that the rescission process will take several months as it entails notice and comment rulemaking. DOL, though DOJ, is required to provide the court with a status report on the matter by March 26, 2021.