The Obama Administration rule designed to ensure government contractors disclose alleged violations of federal labor laws as they seek more work is no longer in effect. President Donald Trump yesterday signed legislation overturning the so-called Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order imposed in 2014. Jackson Lewis, NJBIA’s Legal Hotline provider, has the details.
H.J. Resolution 37 “disapproves” the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council regulations implementing the Executive Order.
Supporters of the legislation and critics of the executive order had argued that the rule forced innocent small businesses to settle unproven claims, disclose commercially sensitive information to their competitors, and report information the federal government already has.