Obama’s Fair Pay Executive Order Was Blocked. Now What?

Oct. 25, 2016, 11:01 PM

The Obama administration’s controversial Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order is mostly dead for now, and employment attorneys agreed the litigation challenging it will next head to an appeals court (Assoc. Builders and Contractors of Se. Texas v. Rung, E.D. Tex., No. 1:16-cv-00425, preliminary injunction 10/24/16).

A preliminary injunction issued Oct. 24 that blocks most of the executive order (RIN 9000-AM81) is a major setback in the Obama administration’s attempt to ensure business ethics among government contractors and to steer federal spending to contractors that protect workers’ rights. The order would require federal contractors to...

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