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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If Lily Ledbetter sees her shadow does that mean more government regulation?

Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned winter forecaster did not see his shadow on February 2nd, thus forecasting an early end to winter. Unfortunately another announcement made on February 2nd, did not offer as pleasant a forecast for companies. The Obama administration announced February 2nd, also the anniversary of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, that they …

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The OFCCP and Pay Transparency: Will it make a difference?

Pay transparency is all the rage. It is however not a new issue, it is just an issue that has new import attached to it due to the new Executive Order that addresses pay transparency. Executive Order 13665 In the spring of 2014 President Obama signed EO 13665, but it was not until September 15, …

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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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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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Tough to be a Federal Contractor these days

(Note: The promised post on gender pay inequality has been postponed.) On April 10th I wrote a post about two Presidential actions that were taken to put pressure on federal contractors to reform pay procedures. This followed the Executive Order that raised minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for federal contractors. Now comes the announcement  …

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Two New Executive Actions on Pay that Federal Contractors Must Heed

One April 8, 2014 President Barak Obama signed two Executive actions that require Federal Contractors to abide with new pay rules. Failure to abide with these orders could result in loss of all federal contracts the company has and at minimum will increase scrutiny of the company by the OFCCP. Federal contractors are any company …

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If You Saved that NLRB Poster You Can Now Throw it Away! Except for…

  Back in 2012 we had the National Labor Relations Board announce that EVERY EMPLOYER must put up a poster informing their employees they had the right to engage in protected concerted activity. That poster was delayed a couple of times, as you can read here and here. Then the NLRB was taken to court …

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What are the new OFCCP Regulations?

  Are you a Federal contractor or subcontractor? Have you been paying attention to the new regulations that are set to go into effect on March 24, 2014? That date will be here sooner than you realize so you had better be prepared. The new rules These new rules affect two areas, Section 503, which …

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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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