The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a final rule Dec. 9 implementing Executive Order 11246, which prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and prohibits discrimination based on gender identity in federal employment.

Under the final rule, contractors must include an updated equal opportunity clause in new or modified contracts. The regulations apply to federal contractors that hold contracts entered into or modified on or after April 8.