Federal Agencies May Require Project Labor Agreements For Federal Construction Projects
On Friday, February 6, 2009, President Barack Obama issued what may be the most far reaching of the various Executive Orders he has issued affecting federal contractors. The Executive Order, entitled “Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects,” sets forth an official government policy to recommend that executive agencies begin requiring project labor…
Stimulus Bill Clears Congress: What Employers Need To Know
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA” or “the Act”) has been largely publicized in terms of its price tag, roughly $787 billion. However, the Act also contains several provisions affecting employers’ workplace duties.
President Obama Issues Executive Orders Affecting Federal Contractors
President Barack Obama has executed three executive orders covering contractors who receive money from the federal government. In Executive Order 13495, entitled “Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws,” President Obama expressly revoked President Bush’s Beck Order which required federal contractors to inform employees of their right to refuse to pay union dues for…
President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (“Fair Pay Act”) into law last Thursday, making it the first bill he signed as President. The Fair Pay Act overturns the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 550 U.S. 618 (2007), and expands the length of time an employee has…