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- EO 13673 Is Unnecessary and Redundant: The U.S. Department of Labor and federal agencies had sufficient authority under current FAR rules to deal with federal contractors that violate labor laws before these new regulations went into effect.
- EO 13673 Is Unnecessarily Costly: The FAR Council’s own Regulatory Impact Analysis of these unneeded regulations conservatively estimates the first year of this rule will cost federal contractors and the government $474 million in added regulatory costs.
- EO 13673 Requires Redundant Data Collection: In many instances, the new regulations request contractors to provide data the Administration already has or can obtain from its own databases.
- EO 13673 Unfairly Pressures Employers to Settle Meritless Claims: By making contract decisions contingent on “labor violations,” the new regulations pressure employers to settle meritless claims.
- EO 13673 Increases Unnecessary Litigation: The prohibition on pre-dispute agreements for certain violations where federal contracts are for $1 million or more increases the chances of costly litigation that will cause delays. More appropriate legal channels are available to settle these disputes and eliminate these delays.