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DOL Announces 2016 Contractor Minimum Wage Rate

The Department of Labor has announced the 2016 minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing work on or in connection with federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. The 2014 executive order raised … Continue reading

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Executive Order Targets Labor Law Violators

The White House has announced President Obama’s intent to sign an Executive Order that takes aim at government contractors that violate labor laws. According to an investigative report by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, “in 2012 alone, … Continue reading

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President Signs EO Banning LGBT Discrimination by Contractors

President Obama signed an executive order yesterday banning discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. The new EO amends EO 11246 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of categories of contractor employees protected from discrimination and the list of … Continue reading

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Order Prohibits Retaliation for Disclosing Compensation Information

President Obama today signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from retaliating against employees who choose to discuss their compensation. The order is designed to promote economy and efficiency in federal procurement and to reinforce the civil rights laws that … Continue reading

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President Signs Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage for Contractor Employees

President Obama today signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for contractor employees to $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015. The order also includes provisions to ensure that tipped workers earn at least $10.10 overall, through a combination … Continue reading

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President Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Contractor Employees

As announced in the State of the Union Address, President Obama will issue an executive order raising the minimum wage for workers on federal contracts. The rate will increase to $10.10 an hour. As stated in a White House fact … Continue reading

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Anti-Trafficking Provisions on the Horizon

In an Executive Order issued September 25 (effective immediately), President Obama has called for the inclusion of new provisions within the FAR.  These provisions are aimed at human trafficking – “defined in section 103 of the [Trafficking Victims Protection Act … Continue reading

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