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Employment Law Alert – Government Contractors: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Nullified

April 5, 2017

Govt. Contractors: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Nullified

Effective immediately, the Trump Administration has repealed President Obama’s Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (Executive Order 13673).  For context, this Executive Order included the following requirements:

  1. Required prospective federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose federal and state labor violations (including allegations) from the previous 3 years and to illustrate steps taken to remedy those violations;
  2. Imposed paycheck transparency provisions such as mandatory wage statements setting forth a worker’s classification information (independent contractor or employee), overtime hours, hours worked and any changes in pay; and
  3. Prohibited enforcement of pre-dispute arbitration clauses consented to in employment agreements when there is a Title VII claim or other tort involving sexual assault or harassment.

While this regulation has been nullified and federal contractors do not have to comply with its provisions, employers should still ensure they are in compliance with pertinent state and federal wage and hour, discrimination and other employment-related laws (some of which have requirements similar to the now-defunct Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order). 

The contents of this Alert are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions about this Alert, please contact a member of the Shulman Rogers Employment and Labor Law Group or the Shulman Rogers attorney with whom you regularly work.


Gregory D. Grant

Meredith “Merry” Campbell

Joy C. Einstein