Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

  • What contractors should expect from the Trump administration

    Government contractors are in the dark about what President Donald Trump’s administration has in store, just like everyone else. But government contract lawyers from law firm Crowell and Moring are making some speculations.

  • Kenneth Rosenberg: Closer look at Fair Pay rule injunction

    The Associated Builders and Contractors stopped, at least temporarily, the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule thanks to a court injunction. Kenneth Rosenberg, partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild, explains the implications of the injunction on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Ben Brubeck: ABC wins injunction against Fair Pay rule

    Few executive orders from the Obama administration have produced as much bad will as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. It would require contractors to disclose any and all accusations on record of violations of any of more than a dozen labor laws. The Associated Builders and Contractors filed suit and won an injunction against the rule last week, the day before it went into effect. Ben Brubeck, vice president for regulatory, labor and state affairs at the ABC, provides insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Category management, the latest CR, & more

    Professional Services Council Executive Vice President and Counsel Alan Chvotkin joins host Mark Amtower to discuss category management, the latest continuing resolution, and other issues affecting professional services contractors. October 24, 2016

  • Fair Pay policy lawsuit: Solid argument or ‘sky is falling?’

    The inevitable has come to pass: a federal contracting association has legally challenged the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule.

  • Industry asks for delay in fair pay, safe workplace rule implementation

    The Coalition of Defense and Space Industry Associations, which includes six large industry groups, wrote to the FAR Council asking for the final rule implementing the President’s executive order requiring vendors to disclose violations of 14 labor laws to be pushed out another year.

  • The state of federal procurement

    Rob Burton, partner at Crowell & Moring LLP, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the Transactional Data Reporting rule, the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule, and other major procurement issues. September 13, 3016

  • Fair Pay policy a ‘solution in search of a problem’

    The Obama administration is backing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order for evening the playing field among government contractors, but some federal contracting experts say the policy will do more harm than good.

  • Cardin, Mikulski join group worried about premum increases for long-term-care

    In today’s Top Federal Headlines, Maryland’s two Senators write the Office of Personnel Management to express the concern they’re hearing from federal employees about the dramatic premium increases for the program.

  • Final rule for federal contracting calls for compliance, transparency

    Final guidance for the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order includes a phase-in schedule for contractors, as well as an opportunity for pre-assessment from the Labor Department.