DOL Releases Proposed Rules to Implement $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a proposed regulation that is intended to implement President Joe Biden’s executive order that would initiate a $15 minimum wage for federal... Read More

August 3, 2021
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DOL Announces Increased Health & Welfare Rates for SCA-Covered Contracts

The Department of Labor has announced the following fringe benefit (Health & Welfare) rate increases for SCA-covered contracts:   $4.60 per hour $4.23 per hour for EO 13706 contracts $1.94 per hour for Hawaii... Read More

July 22, 2021
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The Importance of SCA and DBRA Compliance and Review of Recent DOL Violations

With the Department of Labor wage and hour investigations on the rise under the Biden Administration, now is an important time to review your company’s SCA and DBRA compliance practices. GSA... Read More

July 2, 2021
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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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2015 Rate Increase Announced for SCA Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its annual memorandum noting a rate increase for Service Contract Act (SCA) Health and Welfare Fringe Benefits. The new rate is $4.27 per... Read More

July 10, 2015
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Labor and Employment Alert: HPID Deadline Delayed

The November 5, 2014 deadline that had been previously set by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for most self-insured health plans to obtain a health plan identification number... Read More

November 3, 2014
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