by Ron Chapman, Jr., Leigh M. Nason and Hera S. Arsen, Ogletree Deakins
Only 10 days after prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, President Obama issued the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order.
The president seems intent on using his executive powers to transform the way employers do business, bypassing the legislative process in favor of executive action. Under the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, federal contractors will be required to discloseviolations and comply with additional obligations regarding pay information that must be disclosed to workers.
New rules for arbitration
The executive order includes a prohibition against pre-dispute mandatory arbitration agreements for some employers with large federal contracts. Accordingly, some contractors or subcontractors’ agreements to arbitrate certain claims must be made w...(register to read more)