Exec. order scrutinizes contractors bidding for federal contracts

As part of the White House’s efforts to improve working conditions of millions of American employees, federal contractors will now be required to divulge any labor law violations they committed from the previous three years to bid on a federal contract.

In an executive order President Barack Obama signed on Thursday, July 31, companies competing for federal procurement contracts valued at more than $500,000 would have to declare violations committed against workers’ basic rights, including safety and wage law violations. The order came in light after a report that showed 18 of the 100 heavily-fined agencies from 2007 to 2012 were federal contractors.

Companies receiving federal contracts employ 22% of the nation’s workforce. Out of these millions of workers, a handful of them have unfortunately been violated by the company, in terms of safety, health, or compensation. To learn more about filing for workers’ compensation in Des Moines, consult with our team of workers’ comp attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.

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