Obama Issues Executive Order to Boost
Workplace Standards of Federal Contractors

July 31, 2014, 4:00 AM

In his latest effort to improve workplace standards for the employees of federal contractors, President Barack Obama signed an executive order July 31 requiring prospective contractors to disclose to agencies violations of 14 federal wage and hour, discrimination, health and safety, family and medical leave, labor and other workplace laws.

The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order, applying to new federal contracts of more than $500,000 starting in 2016, will require companies to reveal all such workplace violations—including any administrative merits determination, arbitral award or decision, or civil judgment—in the past three years before becoming eligible for a contract, ...

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