Judge Marcia A. Crone of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction last Monday, October 24 against the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule. The regulation recently imposed by President Obama mandates that contractors who are looking for federal work should disclose recent law labor violations. Opponents of the law refer to it as the “blacklisting” rule.
Politico reported the groups who initiated the lawsuit – the Associated Builders and Contractors – “properly demonstrated immediate and ongoing injury to their members if the rule is allowed to take effect.” According to an ABC survey in September, 98% of the respondents said the contracting process would become more costly if the regulation took effect.
Our attorneys at The Melton Law Firm provide legal services for our clients in Austin and other areas of Texas. We also handle employment issues such as overtime and wage disputes, a hostile work environment, and equal pay, among others. Call our offices today at (512) 330-0017 if you feel your employer may be violating your rights.