On March 27, President Trump signed a resolution passed by Congress that nullifies the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order and implementing regulations. The order required federal contractors to disclose recent labor and employment law violations when bidding on a new contract worth at least $500,000. The signed resolution no longer requires disclosures of these violations and makes approval from Congress required for any “substantially similar” rules.
“Contractors that violate worker protection and wage and hour laws are stealing from working class Americans,” said ACT Ohio’s Rob Dorans. “The 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order promoted additional disclosure in federal contractors to ensure that contractors that cheat their workers and the American taxpayer faced extra scrutiny before being hired by the federal government again. It is disappointing to see this policy rolled back.”