On March 27, 2017, President Trump took two coordinated actions to permanently eliminate the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (“FPSW”) regulations promulgated last summer and the underlying Executive Orders. Continue reading Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Regulations and Executive Orders Are Rescinded
On February 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking implementing Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. The proposed rule (Proposed 29 C.F.R. Part 13) creates an employee right – for both hourly and salaried employees – to accrue and use paid sick leave while working on federal contracts. The proposed rule also imposes a complex regulatory scheme, with new federal contracting clauses created by the Department of Labor, on contractors to enforce the newly created employee rights. The salient points of the proposed rule are as follows: Continue reading Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors: New Proposed Regulations
On March 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a joint memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies. The joint memorandum directed agencies to start hiring Labor Compliance Advisors (LCA’s) as the first step in a much larger process of implementing EO 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.
EO 13673 requires federal contractors responding to solicitations valued at more than $500,000 to disclose to contracting officers all administrative merits determinations, arbitral awards, or civil judgments in labor or employment matters. Subcontractors are also required to make similar disclosures to prime contractors, who then turn the disclosed information over to the contracting officer. Agency contracting officers, with the assistance of LCA’s, are then required to use the disclosed labor and employment information to make responsibility determinations for the contractors and subcontractors. Continue reading First Steps In Implementation Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order Are Underway