On February 4, 2022, President Biden issued Executive Order 14063, requiring certain federal construction contractors and subcontractors “to negotiate or become party to a project labor agreement with one or more appropriate labor organizations.”

The EO’s Project Labor Agreement (PLA) requirement applies to “large-scale construction projects,” defined to include domestic federal construction projects “for which the total estimated cost of the construction contract to the Federal Government is $35 million or more,” subject to adjustment based on inflation.Continue Reading Biden Executive Order Requires Project Labor Agreements on “Large-Scale Construction Projects”

In National Aeronautics and Space Administration v. Nelson, No. 09-530 (U.S. Jan. 19, 2011) [pdf], the Supreme Court concluded that employees of government contractors can be subjected to the same background checks conducted on federal civil servants, without violating the privacy protections in the Constitution. The decision specifically rejects a challenge to questions about the past use of illegal drugs, including whether prospective contractor employees had previously received treatment or counseling for drug use.
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