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DOL extends comment deadline on Executive Order for federal contractors


Washington – The Department of Labor has extended to Aug. 11 the deadline for public comment on proposed guidance for the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.

As part of the order, all contractors who bid on a federal contract of more than $500,000 must specify previous violations cited by a DOL agency, such as OSHA. The order aims to ensure federal contractors understand and comply with labor laws and protect workers from harm.

DOL issued proposed guidance on the Executive Order on May 27. The guidance is intended to help contracting agencies and employers comply with the order, which was issued by President Barack Obama last summer.

The original deadline for comment was July 27. People who have submitted feedback on the guidance will not need to resubmit their comments, DOL says. However, additional or supplementary comments will be accepted.