With the new rule phased in fully, prospective contractors will be required to disclose violations of 14 basic workplace protections from the previous three years – including those addressing wage and hour, safety and health, collective bargaining, family and medical leave, and civil rights protections.
Most federal contractors will only have to attest that they comply with laws providing basic workplace protections. Designated Agency Labor Compliance Advisors will be available to help contractors who do report violations.
The rule’s requirements will be phased in over time. Beginning October 25, 2016, only prime contractors must make disclosures. Subcontractors are required to start making disclosures on October 25, 2017. For the first six months disclosure requirements will only be included in solicitations valued at $50 million or more, then lowered to $500,000 or more beginning on April 25, 2017.