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Minnesota Congressman Drives Attachment of Debarment Provision to Appropriations Bills

Debarment – a bar on a federal contractor from receiving business from the federal government for a period of years – which is usually based on a violation of a public prevailing wage statute (such as the Service Contract Act (SCA)), is the most draconian civil penalty levied against most contractors, particularly those whose core … Continue Reading

President Raises Minimum Wage For Employees of Federal Contractors

As discussed in a recently released White House fact sheet and summarized more fully here, the President is expected to announce tonight during the State of the Union that his office will issue an Executive Order prospectively raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10.  While many contractors pay higher rates pursuant to the … Continue Reading

Labor Secretary Details Obama Administration Wage-Hour Agenda at AFL-CIO Convention

Newly appointed Labor Secretary Thomas Perez addressed the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention earlier this week, providing details on the Obama Administration’s legislative and administrative wage-hour agenda for the remainder of the President’s second term. The wage-hour agenda likely will be overseen by the President’s new nominee for Wage and Hour Administrator, Dr. David Weil, a professor at … Continue Reading

Non-Displacement Rule to Take Effect Under Service Contract Act

On August 29, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rule implementing Executive Order 13495.  This Executive Order, which was issued more than two year ago, generally requires contractors (including subcontractors) providing services under a federal government contract that succeeds a contract for performance of the same or similar services at the … Continue Reading
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