President Trump signed an Executive Order on October 31, 2019, revoking “Executive Order 13495 of January 30, 2009 (Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts), which requires that successor Federal contractors in certain circumstances offer a right of first refusal of employment to employees employed under the predecessor contract . . . .”

The new Executive Order—titled “Executive Order on Improving Federal Contractor Operations by Revoking Executive Order 13495”—further states:

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.

Of critical importance, the new Executive Order also states:

The Secretary shall terminate, effective immediately, any investigations or compliance actions based on Executive Order 13495.

If you have any questions about how this new Executive Order may impact your company, please do not hesitate to contact Aron Beezley.