Last week, the Federal Acquisition Institute released an awareness video to help the acquisition workforce and current and prospective Government contractors to acclimate to the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order from July 2014. It provides a high-level overview of the basic requirements and is worth the 20 minutes it takes to watch.
The video may be viewed at https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=fair-pay-eo. It points out in so many words that the Government believes that contractors that consistently adhere to labor laws are more likely to have workplace practices that enhance productivity and increase the likelihood of timely, predictable, and satisfactory delivery of goods and services to the Federal Government.
The regulations to implement the executive order have been published in draft form, the public comment period and ended and the regulatory agencies are putting the final touches on a final regulation.
We spent several postings discussing the some of the public comments. See Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces - Public Comments and suspect that it will take some time for the Government to read, distill, analyze, and respond to all 918 comments received