Federal contractors

Federal Minimum Wage Contractors Poster

Earlier this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice announcing that starting January 1, 2018, the Executive Order 13658 minimum wage rate will increase to $10.35 per hour. The executive order generally applies to workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts. Additionally, the minimum wage rate that must be paid Read more

Most federal contractors and subcontractors are responsible employers that are vetted by the government prior to winning federal contracts. As an added measure, in 2016 President Obama signed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 (EO), which would have required government contractors and subcontractors to report labor law violations against them to federal Read more

Even as some states limit employers’ use of the federal E-Verify program to confirm the employment eligibility of new hires, a recent study shows low compliance rates in states where employers are legally mandated to use E-Verify. If accessibility is a factor, employers may soon have a new tool to make compliance easier. Last week, Read more

On September 7, 2015, President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13706 (EO) requiring that certain federal contractors provide their employees with up to seven days of paid sick leave per year, including paid leave allowing for family care. Accordingly, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a Proposed Rule to implement the EO.  The public Read more

This year federal contractors and subcontractors will be busy navigating new laws and new posting responsibilities. Changes include an increase in the federal contractor minimum wage rate, implementation of the final rule requiring pay transparency, and expanded Equal Employment Opportunity rights for employees and applicants of federal contractors or subcontractors. For each of these changes Read more

The White House is considering an Executive Order (“EO”) that would require federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The tentative “Executive Order Establishing Paid Sick Leave For Contractors,” if issued, would mandate that federal contractors provide their employees up to 56 hours (the equivalent of 7 days) of paid sick leave Read more

The federal Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) has released a new outreach and education poster, “Opening Doors to Opportunity for All Workers,” which highlights the obligation of employers to treat workers fairly and without discrimination, including paying workers fairly, and the OFCCP’s role in enforcing that agenda. The poster was developed from feedback Read more