` Obama to sign an `Executive Order ‘ Prohibiting Federal Contractors ‘ Retaliating against Employees discussing Pay ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – April 06 – (AP) – Lacking congressional backing to raise wages or end gender pay disparities, President Barack Obama is imposing his policies directly on federal contractors, following a long-established tradition of presidents exerting their powers on a fraction of the economy directly under their control.

This week, the president will sign an executive order that would prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss their pay with each other.

The prohibition on the wage “gag rules” is similar to language in a Senate bill aimed at closing a pay gap between men and women.

That legislation is scheduled for a vote this week, though it is not likely to pass.

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