• Agencies Publish Strict New Reporting Guidelines for Government Contractor
  • November 17, 2016 | Authors: Garen E. Dodge; Hilary A. Habib
  • Law Firms: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Washington Office; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP - Los Angeles Office
  • On August 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (“FAR”) Council published “Guidance for Executive Order 13673, ‘Fair Pay and SafeWorkplaces’” (“the final rule”).1 Also referred to as the “blacklisting” rule, it imposes strict disclosure guidelines and requires that both prospective and existing contractors-as well as subcontractors-disclose violations of federal labor laws that resulted in administrative merits determinations, civil judgments, or arbitral awards or decisions. The final rule also requires that contractors and subcontractors disclose specific information to workers each pay period regarding their wages and prohibits contractors from requiring that their workers sign arbitration agreements that encompass Title VII violations and claims of sexual assault or harassment.