Feds Building Smart Phone App for Public to 'Report' 'Unfair' Businesses

Feds Building Smart Phone App for Public to 'Report' 'Unfair' Businesses

The Labor Department is sponsoring a “Smart Phone App contest” to allow customers to report businesses that do not treat “their workers fairly and lawfully.”

According to the Weekly Standard, the Labor Dept. is asking contestants to “develop a smartphone application that will transform the way the public is able to use departmental enforcement data.”

They believe consumers will benefit from being provided “with information…about which businesses have treated their workers fairly and lawfully” and which have not.

The Labor Dept. says the winning app will integrate “the department’s publicly available enforcement data with consumer rating websites, geo-positioning web tools, and other relevant data sets.”

No word on whether a company has to be unionized in order to treat its workers “fairly and lawfully,” in the eyes of the Labor Dept.

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