Judge Marcia A. Crone of the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide injunction for the majority of the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” regulation, otherwise known as “Blacklisting.”
The regulation, finalized in August, places extensive and burdensome new reporting requirements on federal contractors by requiring contractors to report any labor law “violation,” even if it is a mere allegation. The regulation would have gone into effect this week if the judge had not ruled.
The only area where the preliminary injunction was not granted is the January 1, 2017 implementation of the “Paycheck Transparency” provision.
Manufacturers are pleased that Judge Crone enjoined the implementation of this regulation that would have far-reaching negative impacts on companies with federal contracts. The National Association of Manufacturers will continue the fight in the courts and on Capitol Hill to turn back the growing wave of federal regulations that hamper growth. 10/26/2016