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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
2 min read

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
3 min read

Juneteenth Federal Holiday / Guidance for Employers with SCA or DBRA Contracts

The House and Senate both overwhelmingly passed a bill this week to add Juneteenth to the list of federal holidays, and President Biden signed the legislation into law Thursday afternoon. ... Read More

June 18, 2021
3 min read

President Biden’s Nomination For WHD Signals Classification, Enforcement Push

President Biden’s recent nomination of David Weil to head the U.S. Department of Labor‘s Wage and Hour Division clearly mark his administration’s plans to restore worker classification rules and increase wage and hour... Read More

June 15, 2021
3 min read

GSA National Makes Leadership Team Announcement

GSA National is pleased to announce the hiring of Monique Hill as Vice President of Operations. She joins our team with 14 years of progressive operations experience in health, benefits,... Read More

May 3, 2021
3 min read

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
4 min read

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
3 min read

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
2 min read

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
6 min read

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
2 min read

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
3 min read

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
7 min read
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