Category Archives: Department of Labor

DOL Announces Reduced SCA H&W Fringe Benefit Rate for SCA Contracts Governed By New Federal Paid Sick Leave Requirements

By | ACA, Affordable Care Act, Department of Labor, Fringe Benefit, Fringe Rate, Government Contact, Government Contractors, H&W, Healthcare and Welfare, SCA, Service Contract Act, Wage Determination | No Comments
On July 25, 2017, the Department of Labor (DOL) released All Agency Memorandum #25 (AAM), which serves as the DOL's annual announcement of the adjustment of the Health & Welfare (H&W) fringe benefit rate for employees working under contracts governed by the Service Contract Act (SCA). The routine aspect of the AAM provides that effective as o ... Read More

Federal Contractors Must Provide Privacy Training

By | Compliance, Department of Labor, Government Contractors | No Comments
Effective immediately, federal contractors will need to comply with privacy training rules intended to ensure that their workforces protect personally identifiable information (PII). The rules also define PII as any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity, either alone or when combined with other information th ... Read More

Labor Secretary Announces Upcoming Paid Leave Mandate For Government Contractors

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At a recent roundtable hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor, US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spoke briefly, applauding national business leaders such as Nestle global CEO Paul Bulcke and executives from companies like Spotify and active sportswear retailer Patagonia Inc. for having paid leave policies in place for their employees. But while th ... Read More

Department of Labor Releases Workplace Wellness Programs Research Report

By | ACA, Affordable Care Act, Department of Labor, DOL Audit, Healthcare Reform Blog, PPACA, Uncategorized | No Comments
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently published a report on Workplace Wellness Programs, an analysis of services offered, participation and incentives. Click here for the full report. The report focuses two sets of data: Analysis of Employer Survey Which Employer Characteristics Predict Program Availability and Use of Incentives? ... Read More