This week the Department of Labor announced its spring 2019 Regulatory Agenda.   Included was an new item from OFCCP that was part of its prior published regulatory agenda.  As OFCCP previously announced in 2018, its planned rule-making agenda for the near future includes rulemaking to address affirmative action obligations for TRICARE providers (slated for May 2019) and contractor’s use of religious exemptions (slated for June 2019).

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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

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

On February 3, 2015 the Department of Labor published a second request for public comments on how it can increase regulatory effectiveness and minimize burdens.  DOL’s request is made pursuant to President Obama’s 2011 Executive Order 13563, requiring federal agencies to review their regulations for ways to make them more effective and less burdensome.  A

The Service Contract Act seems to be getting attention lately.  The proposed regulations implementing the President’s Executive Order 13658 raising the minimum wage for federal contractor employees would extend the minimum wage to (among others) “service employees” working on federal government contracts covered by the Service Contract Act (SCA).  The SCA applies to federal contracts