President Obama’s executive order cracking down on federal contractors who have violated labor laws have divided lawmakers, federal employee groups and contractors over how effective it will be in deterring abuses.
President Obama signed an executive order July 31 requiring federal contractors to disclose any labor law violations and for agencies to take that into account when awarding contracts.
The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order affects contracts valued at more than $500,000 and will be implemented in stages during 2016, according to the administration.
The executive order also provides a range of rules and guidance for agencies and contractors.
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