Biden Administration Issues an Executive Order to Raise the Minimum Wage to $15 for Federal Contractors

On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 minimum wage to hundreds of thousands of workers who are working on... Read More

April 28, 2021
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Palmetto Goodwill Names GSA National as Corporate Partner of the Year

GSA National is both proud and honored to announce that we have been awarded Palmetto Goodwill’s Corporate Partner of the Year 2019. In place of an originally scheduled presentation at Palmetto... Read More

December 16, 2020
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The Advantages of Pooling SCA and Non-SCA Benefit Claims ‎Should Not Be Overlooked by Federal Contractors

There is a common misconception, often repeated by so called “experts” in our field, that is preventing many federal contractors from maximizing cost effectiveness in the allocation of H&W dollars... Read More

November 8, 2018
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IRS Raises FSA Limits, Other Benefits for 2018

The IRS just released the 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLAs) for a variety of tax-related limits. The changes, as outlined in Revenue Procedure 2017-58, featured several notable adjustments employers should be... Read More

November 29, 2017
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Guidance For Employer Shared Responsibility Payments Announced

The IRS has announced new guidance regarding the Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (the “ESRPs”), which are the ACA penalties assessable to “Applicable Large Employers” for failing to provide affordable health... Read More

November 15, 2017
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DOL Announces Reduced SCA H&W Fringe Benefit Rate for SCA Contracts Governed By New Federal Paid Sick Leave Requirements

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... Read More

August 9, 2017
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Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replacement Bills: What Could it Mean for ‎Employers and Employees?‎

On March 6, 2017, House Republicans introduced two coordinated bills to the Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care... Read More

March 21, 2017
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Employers Urged To Continue ACA Compliance Efforts

January came and went, as did the January 27 budget resolution deadline for a report on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reconciliation. Highlighted by the missed target date is the need... Read More

February 14, 2017
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Federal Contractors Must Provide Privacy Training

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... Read More

February 7, 2017
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Tax Treatment of Voluntary Fixed Indemnity Health Benefits

Last week, the IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel released a Memorandum announcing that benefits paid under a fixed indemnity health benefit program that is either funded by the employer, or... Read More

February 3, 2017
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Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Rises to $10.20

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... Read More

September 26, 2016
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Fringe Benefit Rate Requirement for Service Contract Act Remains at $4.27

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... Read More

July 29, 2016
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