Steve McBradyKris D. MeadeDavid B. RobbinsJason M. CrawfordLaura Baker

On October 24, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction, enjoining the Government from implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” final rule (with a small carve out for the “paycheck transparency” requirements). Specifically, the Court enjoined the Government from (i) implementing any portion of the FAR Rule or DOL Guidance relating to the new reporting and disclosure requirements regarding labor law violations as described in the Executive Order and implemented in the FAR Rule and DOL Guidance, (ii) enforcing the new restriction on arbitration agreements.  Stay tuned for further analysis.