On October 31, 2019 President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (Executive Order on Improving Federal Contractor Operations by Revoking Executive Order 13495), which repeals the previous obligation of successor Federal contractors to offer qualified predecessor employers’ employees the right of first refusal in positions at the same work location. This repeals Executive Order 13495, which had been signed by President Obama on January 30, 2009.

The repeal removes the requirement to offer the right of first refusal to incumbent employees under the assumption by a new Federal contractor of any Federal contract subject to the provisions of the Service Contract Act.

The Executive Order further orders the “the Secretary of Labor (Secretary), the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, and heads of executive departments and agencies shall, consistent with law, promptly move to rescind any orders, rules, regulations, guidelines, programs, or policies implementing or enforcing Executive Order 13495.”

At Coley, offer our clients up-to-date, comprehensive, and informed guidance regarding all matters pertaining to the hiring provisions under Federal contracts, including all matters pertaining to the Service Contract act requirements and compliance.

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