On July 31, 2014 President Obama signed the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” order (see the Order here). The Order applies to new federal contracts and requires the disclosure of all labor and employment law violations for the previous three years. If you work as a government contractor or subcontractor, this is huge news. Government contracts are the lifeblood for some employers and even seemingly minor employment law violations can be used to bar them from receiving such contracts. Also, for contracts in excess of $1 million, the Order prohibits the use of mandatory arbitration. If this Order could apply to your business, read it carefully so you understand these new rules. It will become effective in 2016.
This is one more reason to make sure your HR house is in order.