Category Archives: federal contractors

Form 5500: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

If you’re an employer that provides benefits to your employees, staying on the up and up with the big government institutions is imperative. The Department of Labor (DOL), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), … Continue reading

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Health-Related Productivity Costs to Government Contractors

Offering health coverage and benefits to employees and their dependents is a major expense. In government contracting, there’s an interest in keeping costs low and bids competitive. It can be tempting for government contractors to take the required fringe and … Continue reading

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Standards for San Francisco HCSO Released

The City of San Francisco recently released their official 2019 notice regarding the Health Care Security Ordinance that applies to businesses with 20 or more workers and nonprofits with 50 or more employees. It states that businesses with 20 or … Continue reading

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Three Compliance Violation Nightmares for Government Contractors

There are many entities and regulations that preside over government contractors and the subcontractors they work with. The Davis-Bacon Act of 1931. The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965. And that’s just to name a few! When it comes to … Continue reading

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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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Professional Employment Organizations and Service Contract Act Compliance

A Professional Employment Organization (PEO) that employs and leases employees back to a prime contractor subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA) is considered a subcontractor under the provisions of SCA and therefore subject to the full compliance of The … Continue reading

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What Federal Contractors Need to Know About the Commingling of SCA Assets

The Service Contract Act (SCA) enforcement process has changed over the past few years with the addition of more than 1,000 Department of Labor (DOL) investigators. Attention is now given to details of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and other related acts that may have been overlooked in the past. Continue reading

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