President Obama should rescind an executive order that attempts to crack down on federal contractors who violate labor laws, according to a contracting group,
Stan Soloway, president of the Professional Services Council, called The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order “unworkable” and detrimental to law-abiding companies while requiring contractors to fulfill an expensive and burdensome new regulatory requirement.
“Companies with pervasive, willful, and repeated violations of law should not be awarded federal contracts,” said Soloway. “However, as constructed, this E.O. is fundamentally unfair, vague, complex and in-executable. It will be costly, burdensome and is simply unnecessary.”
President Obama signed the executive order July 31, which requires federal contractors to disclose any labor law violations made over the last three years and for agencies to take that into account when awarding contracts.
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