The order announced earlier today by Governor Little has now been issued. In a nutshell, it orders all Idaho citizens to self-isolate for a period of 21 days from today (April 15, 2020). Exceptions to this order include the provision of “certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing.” All bars, nightclubs, gyms, and recreation facilities have been ordered to close.
Excerpted from the Department of Labor news release:
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs today announced a proposed rule that would prohibit federal contractors from maintaining pay secrecy policies. Under the terms of the proposal, federal contractors and subcontractors may not fire or otherwise discriminate against any employee or applicant for discussing, disclosing or inquiring about their compensation or that of another employee or applicant.
“Workers cannot solve a problem unless they are able to identify it.
Yesterday, July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order which amends prior Executive Orders 11246 and 11478. The amendments expand discrimination protection for federal government employees and contractors, prohibiting discrimination based upon sexual orientation and gender identity. While this Order does not apply to private employers who don’t have qualifying federal contracts or subcontracts, it is similar to the several city ordinances in Idaho that offer protection on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.