federal contractors

Court Overturns Stay on EEO-1 Pay Data

On March 4, 2019, a federal court overturned an agency-ordered delay of EEO-1 pay data rules. The rules will require employers with 100 or more employees to submit wage and hour information for employees in addition to data already required by the EEO-1 survey. The EEO-1 survey in its current form collects employment data from Read more

EEOC Poster

The federal  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that it will delay the filing deadline for the submission of the EEO-1 survey. Companies which are required to submit EEO-1 data usually receive a postcard with log-in information in early January, but a record-setting shutdown which shuttered “non-essential” government functions starting in December of 2018 Read more

Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Rate Increases January 1, 2018

The US Department of Labor has announced the 2018 minimum wage rate required by Executive Order 13658. The Executive Order (EO) establishes a minimum wage requirement for Federal contractors and subcontractors. Each year, the U.S. Secretary of Labor determines the EO minimum wage rate based on the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Next January, 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

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting discrimination against employees based factors such as race or disability, recently adopted several revisions to its requirements for EEO-1 reporting. The EEO-1, also known as the Employer Information Report, is a compliance survey that private employers with 100 or more employees Read more

Minimum Wage Two important announcements regarding federal contractors came from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in September. First, on September 20, 2016, the DOL published a notice that the minimum wage for employees working on certain government contracts will increase to $10.20 per hour beginning January 1, 2017, pursuant to Executive Order 13658, Establishing Read more

Last year, President Obama signed Executive Order 13706 (EO) to establish paid sick leave for federal contractors. The Executive Order requires certain federal contractors to provide their employees with up to 7 days (56 hours) of paid sick leave per year, including paid leave allowing for family care. By September 30, 2016, the proposed regulations 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

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has given notice of a proposal that would require certain employers to report employee pay information as part of the required Employer Information Report (EEO-1) starting in 2017. The EEO-1 is an annual report that requires most federal contractors (with 50 or more employees) and private employers (with 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