US Department of Labor: Delivering Value Consistent with Our Values

Over the last seven years, President Obama has been committed to building an economy where, if you work hard and play by the rules, you have a decent shot at success.

The Fair Pay Safe Workplaces final rule and guidance issued today rewards federal contractors who do just that – work hard and play by the rules – on behalf of the millions of Americans who work for them. This rule also benefits the responsible contractors – the vast majority of them – who are doing the right thing, so that they no longer have to compete for contracts with companies that do not. Contracting with the government is a privilege, not an entitlement; and we want to make sure that the companies enjoying that privilege comply with our nation’s laws and the values that underpin them. Continue…