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Federal Contractors and Sub-contractors Win in Rollback of "Blacklisting" Rule

President Trump signed a Congressional Review Act resolution that rolled back the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act, which would have required bidders for federal contracts to disclose their alleged labor and employment law violations for a three year period for consideration in the bidding process.

Yesterday, President Trump signed a Congressional Review Act resolution that rolled back the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Act, which would have required bidders for federal contracts to disclose their alleged labor and employment law violations for a three year period for consideration in the bidding process. The rule, dubbed the "blacklisting rule, " faced vocal opposition from employers since first announced in an Obama administration Executive Order. The concern was forcing potential contractors and subcontractors to disclose claims and allegations (without consideration of the merit of such allegations) as information to be considered by the government in awarding bids. The House of Representatives passed the rollback bill in early February and the measure narrowly passed the Senate earlier this month. By signing, the administration makes permanent a preliminary injunction entered in Texas federal court that had blocked the government from enforcing the rule's new reporting requirement on federal contractors and subcontractors which had been set to take effect in October of 2016.Blacklist file folder