Contractors Brace For Fight Over High-Road Rules

Law360, New York (September 24, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT) -- Federal contractors are watching closely as the White House considers reviving high-road contracting rules, which experts say could set up a showdown in Congress and the courts over whether labor, employment and compliance records should be weighed in issuing contract awards.

With labor-friendly legislation stalling in Congress, experts said that the Obama administration could tip its hat to union constituents by issuing an executive order in the next few months that would establish a new high-road contracting policy for federal contractors, requiring contracting officers to take...
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