DOL Announces 2022 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:   Effective June 23, 2022, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will post... Read More

June 27, 2022
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GSA National Earns Distinguished Great Place to Work Certification

GSA National scores over 97% across the board in areas like resources available, employee expectations, and factors contributing to a good working environment. GSA National is proud to be Certified™... Read More

April 28, 2022
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Executive Order 14026 Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

On April 27, 2021, president Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14026(White House EO 14026) proposing an increase to the minimum wage for workers performing work on federal contracts to $15... Read More

December 7, 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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GSA National Hosting ERISA Compliance Webinar

Webinar Details:October 7, 2020, 2-3:30PM EST Click Here1.5 SHRM PDC credits available upon completion.   The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets... Read More

September 25, 2020
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U.S. Department Of Labor Provides Additional Compliance Assistance for Employers with Federal Contracts

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently announced guidance for employers with certain federal contracts regarding paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave under... Read More

August 12, 2020
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Fringe Benefit Rate Requirement for Service Contract Act Remains Unchanged for 2020

Effective June 29, 2020, the Health and Welfare Fringe Benefit Rates will remain $4.54 for those affected Service Contract Act wage determinations. The low-level (employee-by-employee) benefit will remain $4.54 per... Read More

July 1, 2020
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U.S. Department of Labor Expanding Federal Compliance Force

  The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will hire an additional 55 investigators and 8 technicians to support its efforts to assist employers and ensure compliance... Read More

June 30, 2020
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IRS Issues Relief for Cafeteria Plans

On May 12th the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued relief for § 125 cafeteria plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it may be having on employees participating in... Read More

May 20, 2020
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IRS Offers Guidance and Flexibility for Employee Benefit Plans

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released guidance to allow temporary changes to Section 125 Cafeteria Plans. These changes extend the claims period for healthcare flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent... Read More

May 14, 2020
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DOL Issues Health Plan Deadline Extensions

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak the Department of Labor, in coordination with the IRS and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued a notice extending certain health plan... Read More

May 13, 2020
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Paid Leave Required to Maintain a Mission-Ready Workforce During the COVID-19 Outbreak Pursuant to Section 3610 of the CARES Act

On April 8, 2020 the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a Class Deviation authorizing contracting officers to use a new clause – DFARS 231.205-79, CARES Act Section 3610 Implementation, to assist... Read More

April 22, 2020
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