On July 31, 2014, President Obama released Executive Order 13673, known as the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The theme of the Executive Order is that when the U.S. federal government is going to use taxpayer dollars to buy goods and services from government contractor companies, the taxpayers’ dollars should not be used to buy from companies that engage in repeated, pervasive, serious or willful violations of our employment laws.

This Executive Order has not been implemented yet, but proposed rules are due out imminently, which is why LocalJobNetwork.com wanted to put this on government contractors’ radar.

There are three components to the Executive Order: (1) a certification obligation; (2) pay transparency; and (3) a prohibition against the use of pre-hire arbitration agreements for certain types of causes of action.

Certification (Sections 2, 3 and 4 of the Executive Order)

It applies:

  • To procurement contracts for goo