New Day New Wage for Federal Contractors

In 2015 the President issued Executive Order 13658 raising the minimum wage that all federal contractors must pay to $10.10 per hour. It is now a new day and a new wage is required. January 1st increase On January 1, 2016 that minimum wage increased to $10.15 per hour. If the contractor has tipped employees …

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Report Card on my 2015 HR Compliance Predictions

One year ago today I published Predictions for HR Compliance in 2015. Let’s see how I did in my predictions. Summary A quick summary of that post shows what I predicted: No new legislation dealing with compliance. While there has been a lot of state activity on minimum wage there has been no move in …

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Attention Federal Contractors! You have a new poster.

If you are a Federal contractor there is a new EEO poster you must display. It is a supplement to the EEO “It’s the Law” poster you have already had to display. As of September 9, 2015 you must display the poster supplement. The important issue added to this deals with pay secrecy. The specific …

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Federal Court affirms that federal contractors have to inform workers of unionization rights

Back on May 20, 2010, the USDOL issued a final regulation implementing Executive Order 13496, which requires non-exempt federal contractors and subcontractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. That final regulation was challenged by some trade groups of contractors saying that the poster infringed on employers’ …

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Heads up! The minimum wage is now $10.10 per hour

We have seen the headlines. We have heard the news stories. We have seen the protests. It has happened, the minimum wage will increase as of January 1, 2015, at least for some workers. Federal Contractors It would be nice if there was one standard that all contractors had to conform to, but unfortunately that …

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Playing Field for Federal Contractors Has Changed

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made a number of changes in the last couple of months that have changed the landscape of the playing field for federal contractors. If you are a federal contractor there are several changes that have been made that you need to be aware of because they …

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