Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

“They’re heeeere” – Poltergeists Lurk Within Game-Changing Final Rule on Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces

After some two years of process – involving proposed rules, amendments, delays, and public comments – the final regulations implementing the President’s Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces were published on August 25, 2016. On that date, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council published a final rule and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published final guidance, but the two publications must be read in tandem. The regulations are many hundreds of pages long and represent a sea change in the way that labor laws are enforced and reported. Federal contractors should be prepared to invest a lot of time and energy learning about these new requirements, because poltergeist pitfalls are lurking everywhere.