Category Archives: Executive Orders

New All Agency Memorandum Establishes Tiered SCA Fringe Rate

Federal contractors already know that the Service Contract Act (SCA) fringe rate is generally updated annually. In 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued All Agency Memorandum 221, which made no change to the the fringe rate of $4.27 per hour … Continue reading

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OFCCP Releases Final Rule on Federal Contractor Pay Transparency

The OFCCP has issued a final rule regarding Executive Order 13665, designed to increase pay transparency among federal contractor employees and job applicants. Continue reading

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Pending Executive Order Would Mandate Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

The Obama administration is preparing to release an Executive Order regarding federal contractors and paid sick leave. The Executive Order reflects a continued push by the President to regulate employee benefits offered by federal contractors and subcontractors. A draft of … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for a DOL Audit of Your Employee Health Plan?

Will your employee benefit plan stand the test of a Department of Labor (DOL) audit or criminal investigation? The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration closed 365 criminal investigations in fiscal 2014, representing a nearly 30 percent increase since fiscal 2010. … Continue reading

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DOL Issues Proposed Rule, Guidance to Implement Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

On March 28, the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Council announced a proposed rule and guidance intended to reach the goals of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order signed by President Obama in … Continue reading

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