On May 27, 2015, the administration released proposed guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) and proposed regulations from the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) as the first steps in implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.” (E.O. or “the Order”) The E.O. was issued July 31, 2014 and seeks to restrict the ability of companies with violations under a wide variety of labor and employment laws (including state versions) to obtain federal contracts or subcontracts worth $500,000 or more.
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