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The Obama Administration finalizes the ‘blacklisting rule’

The Obama Administration finalized the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces executive order, or the ‘blacklisting rule’, on federal contractors, meaning firms have to “report past labor law violations to qualify for contracts with the federal government.” The rule mandates “disclosure of even minor violations that businesses or their subcontractors received in the previous three years for contracts worth more than $500,000.”

“Now hardworking, responsible manufacturers could lose out on valuable job-creating work with the federal government for no good reason,” said Jay Timmons, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO. NAM and Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) both agree that the rule will blacklist prospective firms from working with the federal government.

According to The Hill, industry groups may sue the Obama Administration over the rule.

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