Washington – The federal government’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 final rule is unconstitutional and should be voided, according to a lawsuit filed Oct. 7 by Associated Builders and Contractors, its chapter in southeast Texas, and the National Association of Security Companies.
Beginning in late October, prospective federal contractors will be required to disclose previous labor-law violations. Not surprisingly, pro-industry supporters and worker advocates are divided over the regulation’s potential impact.
Washington – The Department of Labor is offering labor-law compliance pre-assessments to all current or prospective federal contractors to help them meet new disclosure requirements laid out in President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
Washington – The Department of Labor is encouraging action during Labor Rights Week, an effort to raise awareness of worker and employer rights and responsibilities under U.S. labor laws. The event runs from Aug. 29 through Sept. 4.
Washington – A recent agreement between the Departments of Labor and Justice will launch a “new world of worker safety” by holding managers and supervisors criminally accountable for violations of the law, agency officials announced Dec. 17.
Washington – OSHA continues to lack means to measure the effectiveness of its programs and struggles with how best to use its limited resources, according to a report from the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General.