On Labor Day, President Obama unveiled the latest executive branch action taking aim at federal government contractors. As labor and employment legislation has stalled in a divided Congress, the White House has again turned...more
The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that the minimum wage for certain federal contracts will increase to $10.15 per hour beginning January 1, 2016. Additionally, the minimum cash wage that generally must be paid to...more
As we have detailed on several occasions over the past year, President Obama has used executive orders to implement sweeping new workplace policies for federal contractors and their employees. For example, the president has...more
The executive order poses another significant financial and administrative burden for federal contractors.
Continuing his practice of using executive orders to implement his labor and employment agenda, on September 7,...more
On September 7, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The Executive Order currently applies only to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017....more
President Obama signed an Executive Order on September 7, 2015, requiring that Federal contractors provide at least seven days of paid sick leave per year to employees working on Federal contracts and subcontracts that are...more
Officially known as “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” Executive Order 13673 now consists of proposed guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) and proposed regulations from the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR). It...more
President Obama has signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to provide employees with one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, for at least 56 hours per year. The requirement...more
On September 7, 2015, the President issued the Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors Executive Order (the “Order”) requiring federal contractors to provide up to 56 hours (7 days) of paid sick leave per year to...more
We recently learned that President Obama plans to issue an Executive Order mandating paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors and subcontractors. This comes as no surprise as the President has utilized his power...more
Although the regulations are not final and may change, government contractors should take steps now to prepare for the anticipated final regulations under the Executive Order.
On May 28, the Federal Acquisition...more
On May 28, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued proposed guidance for President Obama's infamous Executive Order 13673 – "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" (the Order). Although the stated purpose of the Order is "to...more
Receiving an unexpected Department of Justice (“DOJ”) subpoena for documents and testimony is a jarring experience for anyone in Government contracting. But more and more contractors may receive such subpoenas as the...more
Executive Order 13658 increases the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, effective January 1, 2015, for certain workers providing services under new contracts with the federal government. The Final Rule, the Fact Sheet, and the...more
What is Executive Order 13658?
On February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors,” as a means to increase the minimum wage for workers providing services...more
The U.S. Department of Labor issued final regulations on October 1, 2014 to implement Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. President Obama signed the Executive Order on February 12, 2014. The...more
A new federal rule raises the minimum wage for employees working on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. The rule will affect employees working under contracts issued for solicitation starting on or after...more
For federal contractors and their subcontractors, the Administration continues to add new requirements and standards they must meet in order to transact with the U.S. Government. Yet another such requirement recently joined...more
In February 2014, President Obama issued Executive Order 13658 to raise the minimum wage for federal construction and service contractors to $10.10 for all employees. Executive Order 13658 instructed the Department of Labor...more
On October 1, the U.S. Department of Labor announced the issuance of its final rule implementing Executive Order 13658, which establishes a minimum wage requirement for certain federal contractors. The final rule was...more
On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its annual memorandum announcing that, pursuant to 29 C.F.R. Section 4.52, the prevailing hourly health and welfare fringe benefit rates under the McNamara-O'Hara...more
On July 31, 2014, President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (“Executive Order”) that requires contractors to (1) disclose recent violations of various workplace laws before being awarded federal...more
As part of President Obama's "Year of Action," President Obama recently announced the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (the "Executive Order").
The Executive Order will require prospective federal...more
The Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) generally require “applicable large employers” (i.e., employers who employed at least 50 full-time and full-time equivalent employees on...more
On June 18, 2014, the Department of Labor issued proposed regulations to implement President Obama’s Executive Order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for many workers of federal contractors, and to $4.90 per hour...more
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