The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction last week against the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule, which opponents have dubbed the “blacklisting” rule.
The judge’s action blocks the Obama Administration’s regulation, which requires that contractors seeking federal work disclose recent labor law violations, from taking effect Oct. 25th, as originally scheduled.
In the decision, Judge Marcia A. Crone said the groups that initiated the suit earlier this month — including the Associated Builders and Contractors — had “properly demonstrated immediate and ongoing injury to their members if the rule is allowed to take effect,” according to Politico.
Read more here: http://www.constructiondive.com/news/tx-judge-issues-preliminary-injunction-blocking-contentious-fair-pay-and-sa/429005/
See Politico article here: http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-shift/2016/10/texas-judge-blocks-contractor-rule-217046