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Minimum Wage for Covered Government (SCA) Contractors Increased to $10.60

Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum wage for certain federal contractors increased from $10.35 to $10.60 per hour, in accordance with Executive Order 13658. The increased wage rate generally must be paid to workers performing on or in connection with covered federal contracts whose wages are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the […]
January 24, 2019

Service Contract Act Compliance in Real Business Government Contractor Environments Webinar Follow-Up: Questions? Aronson Answers

As a follow-up to Aronson’s webinar on Service Contract Act Compliance in Real Business Government Contractor Environments, we provided answers to several attendee questions below. If a Contracting Officer (CO) attaches a Wage Determination (WD) that does not have the current health and welfare (HW) rate of $4.27 (i.e. $4.02), is the contractor required to […]
March 21, 2017

Minimum Wage for SCLS Contractors Increased to $10.20

In accordance with Executive Order 13658, the minimum wage for certain Federal contractors increased to $10.20 an hour effective January 1, 2017. Generally, the increased wage rate must be paid to workers performing on or in connection with covered Federal contracts whose wages are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Service Contract […]
January 5, 2017

Will the New Overtime Rules Impact Your Bottom Line?

Effective December 1, 2016, business owners must provide overtime pay to salaried employees who earn less than $913 per week or $47,476 per year. This is a substantial increase to the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)’s previous salary level of $455 per week or $23,660 annually. While the FLSA ensures minimum wage […]
July 12, 2016

Minimum Wage Battle Grounds

The debate surrounding minimum wage issues has been around for a very long time. Some argue that minimum wage increases would allow employees to be able to provide more for their families. Others however, argue that minimum wage increases can be difficult, especially for small businesses.  Recently the International Franchise Association (IFA) has taken Seattle’s […]
February 1, 2016

How Will Minimum Wage Increases Affect Your Restaurant or Hotel Business?

While recent changes to the minimum wage have had a big impact on the restaurant and hotel industries, business owners should be aware that we expect to see another wave of increases over the next couple of years.  Staying ahead of the curve and knowing when these changes are set to occur will greatly reduce […]
September 3, 2015

Minimum Wage Requirement Added to the FAR

The FAR Counsel has amended the FAR to incorporate the $10.10 minimum wage requirement originally set forth in Executive Order 13658.   The new FAR sections are Subpart 22.19 “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors” and FAR clause 52.222-55 “Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658.” This clause applies to construction and service contracts and will be […]
January 14, 2015

Service Contract Act and the Impact of New Executive Orders Webinar Follow-Up: Questions? Aronson Answers

As a follow-up to Aronson’s webinar on the Service Contract Act and the Impact of New Executive Orders, we provided answers to several attendee questions below. Where can I learn more about SCA? The Professional Services Council (PSC), in conjunction with the Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, is holding an extensive, two-day Service […]
October 24, 2014

Executive Order to Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors – Much Ado about Not Much?

As promised in the State of the Union address and noted in our previous blog on this subject, President Obama has issued an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for certain federal government contracting employees.  Despite the hoopla surrounding the President’s announcement, the executive order is not likely to affect the […]
February 24, 2014
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President Obama’s State of the Union Call-Out to Contractors

In a State of the Union address characterized by promises of Executive Orders and bold action, President Obama made several statements directly related to government contractors and the federal budget.  In fact, he called out contractors specifically when talking about his focus on wage equality and living wages: “In the coming weeks, I will issue […]
January 31, 2014