Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council has issued a Deviation  Clause that will implement President Biden’s Executive Order 14042:  Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors (FAR Clause).  The FAR Council appended the FAR Clause to its Guidance to federal agencies so that agencies can begin immediate incorporation of the Clause into solicitations

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

As we previously announced, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (“FAR”) Council have published the highly-anticipated final guidance and regulations implementing President Barack Obama’s “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (E.O. 13673), often called the “Blacklisting” or “Bad Actors” Executive Order. This rule will present significant challenges and

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

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

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

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

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