DOL Releases ‘Blacklisting’ Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released final regulations to implement a 2014 executive order from the Obama administration that requires companies to disclose prior labor violations when bidding on a federal contract, according to news reports.
Under a proposed guidance from the Labor Department and a proposed rule from the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, which oversees regulations for federal contracts, contractors must list any violations of 14 federal labor laws and their state equivalents during the previous three years whenever they apply for any contract worth more than $500,000. The agencies will review whether the violation in question is “serious, repeated, willful or pervasive.”
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