In a much anticipated, last minute ruling, a U.S. District Court Judge has ordered a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the labor law violation disclosure requirements and restriction on use of arbitration agreements portions of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule and Guidance (“Final Rule”), which were set to take effect today.

The pay transparency requirement, effective January 1, 2017 for covered bids, remains intact.

As this is only a preliminary injunction next steps will likely involve an appeal by the government of the order as well as briefing and a full hearing on the request for a permanent injunction.