Category Archives: Government Contact

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 Contractor Minimum Wage Rises to $10.20

By | David-Bacon Act, Davis-Bacon, Government Contact, Government Contractors, SCA, Service Contract Act | No Comments
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage to be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with Federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658 will be increased to $10.20 per hour. The increase means that wage determinations under the Service Contract Act and Davis Bacon Act will now ... Read More

Fringe Benefit Rate Requirement for Service Contract Act Remains at $4.27

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Please feel free to share your thoughts and/or questions in the comments section of this blog below. The U.S. Department of Labor has released its annual memorandum regarding the rate for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits. The rate will be retained at $4.27 per hour, effective July 29, 2016. As prescribed by ... 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