Executive Order — Fair Pay and Safe Workspaces: New contractor responsibilities and the continued expansion of labor law requirements

On 31 July 2014, President Obama signed an executive order titled “Fair Pay and Safe Workspaces,” which will require that contractors applying for certain new contracts in 20161 disclose all violations of certain workplace laws over the past three years. The order also provides that the commission of workplace law violations may preclude contractors from being awarded contracts. Accordingly, it is more critical now than ever for federal contractors to avoid employee-related violations. Read more

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