On March 27, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order entitled Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders. This Order rescinds Executive Order 13673, known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, the so-called “blacklisting” rule for federal contractors. A copy of the new Executive Order can be found at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/27/presidential-executive-order-revocation-federal-contracting-executive.
Executive Order 13673 previously required contractors bidding on federal contracts valued at $500,000 or more to disclose past violations of 14 federal labor and employment laws, including those pertaining to wage and hour, safety and health, collective bargaining, family and medical leave, and civil rights. In addition to these heightened disclosure requirements, the Order also required covered contractors to provide wage statements containing information regarding hours worked, overtime hours, and additions or deductions in pay to covered employees.
Going forward, federal contractors will no longer be required to report alleged labor violations to federal agencies as part of the bidding process. Further, contractors will not have to implement paycheck transparency procedures and will not be prohibited from entering into mandatory arbitration agreements regarding Title VII claims by employees.
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