President Trump participates in the ceremonial swearing in of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia in the Oval Office on Sept. 30, 2019. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Trump Revokes Workers’ Right of First Refusal with Successor Service Contract Employers

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on October 31 revoking the obligation of successor government service contract employers to offer their predecessor employers’ employees the right of first refusal in positions for which they are qualified.

Executive Order on Improving Federal Contractor Operations by Revoking Executive Order 13495” provides no explanation for the revocation, but the move likely was influenced by the new Secretary of Labor, Eugene Scalia.

Federal contractors are no longer required to post or provide any Executive Order 13495 (EO 13495) notices. The October 31 revocation, however, does not affect federal contractors’ other posting or notice obligations, including those under Executive Order 13496, which requires certain federal contractors to post a “Notification of Employee Rights under Federal Labor Laws.”

Read more at the National Law Review

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