Washington — Nearly 4 out of 5 Department of Defense manufacturing or construction contractors inspected by OSHA or state agencies over a recent five-year period were cited for at least one worker safety or health violation, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
Washington – New labor-law disclosure requirements for prospective federal contractors and subcontractors issued as part of President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 are on hold after a Texas judge issued a preliminary injunction one day before the regulation was set to go into effect.
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 should consider alternatives to its proposal that would require federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their workers, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy wrote in an April 6 letter.