Tag Archives: Executive Order 13673

It’s Official: Blacklisting Executive Order Revoked

As anticipated, President Trump has put an end to Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces, also known as the “blacklisting” executive order.  As expected, the President signed legislation disapproving of the Executive Order pursuant to the Congressional Review Act.  He also issued an Executive Order officially revoking the initial authorizing Executive Order signed by … Continue Reading

Senate Votes to “Disapprove” Blacklisting Regulation

By a narrow margin of 49-48, the Senate has voted to “disapprove” President Obama’s much challenged Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which required the mandatory reporting of labor violations for contractors going through the contract procurement process.  Relying on the power granted it by the Congressional Review Act, Congress has all be sealed the … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Portions of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Blocked

In a much anticipated, last minute ruling, a U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the labor law violation disclosure requirements and restriction on use of arbitration agreements portions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance (“Final Rule”), which were set to take effect today. The pay transparency … Continue Reading

Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance Highlights

As we reported yesterday, the FAR Council and U.S. Department of Labor have published final regulations and guidance implementing Executive Order 13673.  In connection with the much awaited publication, the Department of Labor has created a detailed webpage with FAQs and other informative pages regarding implementation of the final rules. A few of the highlights from … Continue Reading

Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Final Rule Released

The Department of Labor and FAR Council have released, for publication tomorrow, final guidance and regulations implementing Executive Order 13673: Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces (also colloquially referred to as the Blacklisting Executive Order.) We are in the process of digesting the almost 900 pages of regulations, as well as an amendment to the Executive Order … Continue Reading

Another Request for Withdrawal of Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order Guidance

Shortly after the U.S. Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council extended the public comment period for pending proposals implementing Executive Order 13673, a group of Senate Republicans requested the U.S. Department of Labor withdraw its proposed guidance. This is the second request made by Congressional leadership for withdrawal of the published guidance.  In late … Continue Reading

UPDATE: Additional Extension for Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Public Comment Period

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today another extension of the public comment period for the proposed guidance and regulations implementing The Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673.  The deadline for submitting comments is now August 26, 2015.  This is the second extension for this public comment period. The notice does not specifically address whether … Continue Reading

Congress Members Ask U.S. Department of Labor and Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to Withdraw Proposed Executive Order 13673 Proposals

Following announcement of a two-week extension of the public comment period for proposals implementing Executive Order 13673, on July 15, 2015, a group of Congressional Chairs submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council requesting the agencies withdraw their pending proposed guidance and rule. The letter, signed by eight congressional committee … Continue Reading

Public Comment Period Extended for Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Proposed Rules and Guidance

The Department of Labor has extended the public comment period for the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed guidance (“DOL Guidance”) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673).  The Department of Defense has done the same with respect to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (“FAR”) Council  proposed regulations (“FAR Proposed Rule”) implementing the Executive Order.  The public … Continue Reading

Complimentary JL Webinar Discussing the New “Blacklisting” Executive Order Proposed Guidance and Regulations

As part of our continued efforts to analyze and disseminate information about the recently published proposed guidance implementing Executive Order 13673, JL will be hosting a complimentary webinar Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 2:00 – 3:00 Eastern, entitled “Understanding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (“Blacklisting”) Executive Order – Ten Steps Contractors Should Take Now.” … Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Labor and FAR Council Publish Proposed Guidance and Rules Implementing “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order

As we previously reported, the U.S. Department of Labor has published proposed guidance (“DOL Guidance”) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (“FAR”) Council has published proposed regulations (“FAR Proposed Rule”) implementing President Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673), often called the “Blacklisting” or “Bad Actors” executive order.  The Order requires government contractors and … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Proposed Rule and Guidance Released

The Department of Labor has released proposed guidance to assist with implementation of Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.  The proposed guidance is expected to be published in the Federal Register tomorrow which will start a 60-day public comment period. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council has likewise released proposed regulations implementing the Executive Order, … Continue Reading

Not Done Yet: An Update on OFCCP’s Regulatory Agenda

With the release of the new veterans and individuals with disabilities regulations, as well as roll-out of the new scheduling letter and LGBT regulations, OFCCP accomplished a lot over the last year and it’s not done yet. The latter-half of 2015 and into 2016 looks to bring more regulatory changes. The following items remain on … Continue Reading

Congressional Oversight Hearing on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces: Executive Order 13673

Today, the congressional Subcommittees on Workforce Protections and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions heard testimony in connection with Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, signed in July 2014 by President Obama. This Executive Order requires contracting agencies to take into account violations of 14 Federal statues (and equivalent state laws) when considering contract … Continue Reading
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