Tag: federal contractors

Contractor Minimum Wage Increasing to $10.20

Federal contractors and subcontractors must pay their employees at least $10.20 per hour beginning January 1, an increase of 5 cents over the 2016 wage. Tipped workers, however, will receive almost a $1.00 increase, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced September 20 in the Federal Register.

White Paper on DOL’s new ‘blacklisting’ rule now available

Attorneys with Fortney & Scott, LLC, in Washington, D.C., who edit Federal Employment Law Insider, sprang into action after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued final regulations on August 25 implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order—often called the “blacklisting” rule. The controversial rule will require federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose […]

Final ‘blacklisting’ rule for federal contractors issued

The long-awaited regulations implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order—often called the “blacklisting” rule—were made final on August 24, even though change may be on the way as a result of litigation and legislation. The final rule, announced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council, will take […]

Experts Say Paid Sick Leave Rule Will Create Burdens for Contractors

In recent series of articles, Senior Legal Editor Susan Schoenfeld outlines the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) proposed paid sick leave rule, its requirements, and the time frame for compliance. But what will the paid sick leave requirements really mean for government contractors? What should contractors be doing now to ensure compliance when […]

Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors (Part II): Administering New Leave Requirements

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to implement Executive Order (EO) 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. EO 13706 requires parties that enter into covered contracts with the federal government to provide covered employees with up to 7 days […]

What Is VEVRAA?

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) is one of many laws that applies specifically to organizations that contract with the federal government.

Proposed rule spells out paid sick leave requirements for federal contractors

by Tammy Binford The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released its proposed regulations implementing President Barack Obama’s Executive Order requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors. Executive Order 13706, signed on September 7, 2015, will apply to new contracts and replacements for expiring contracts that result from solicitations issued on or after […]

Federal Contractor Alert: Changes in Monetary Thresholds and Minimum Wage In 2016

By Susan Schoenfeld, JD In what could be construed as an “under the radar” move, in late 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) quietly changed federal contractors’ contract threshold amounts for coverage under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 503).