Final rule for federal contracting calls for compliance, transparency

The Obama Administration is issuing final guidance  for the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order, which supporters say will help level the playing field for law-abiding contractors and hold violators to higher standards.

The final regulations go into effect Oct. 25 and require companies to disclose violations for 14 labor law protections that occurred in the past three years.

The violations requiring disclosure are those considered serious, repeated, willful and pervasive.

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