federal contracting employment requirements

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Pillar's guide to employment requirements for federal contractors includes all employee notices (with samples of each), reporting and record maintenance obligations, requirements for subcontracts, and a detailed discussion of each law and executive order pertaining to employment within the context of federal contracting.

Self-Identification Invitations

Do contractors with fewer than 50 employees have to ask applicants / employees to self-identify by disability or veteran status?

E-verify and i-9

How does e-verify participation affect I-9 requirements?

Walsh-Healy and FLSA

Are the Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act requirements the same as those of the FLSA?

Classification of Hourly rates

When are hours worked at a lower level of the same classification not subject to the lower hourly WD rate?

Tip pools

Who can I include in a tip pool under the minimum wage EO?

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Contract Types

SUPPLY, SERVICE, CONSTRUCTION, and Federally assisted Construction CONTRACTS

SUBCONTRACT REQUIREMENTS AND COVERAGE THRESHOLDS

COMMERCIAL ITEMS AND COTS ITEMS CONTRACTS

FAR / DFAR REQUIREMENTS

Employment Obligations

E-VERIFY

WAGE AND HOUR

ETHICS STANDARDS

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

UNION RELATED REQUIREMENTS

EMPLOYEE NOTICES / POLICIES

REPORTING AND RECORD MAINTENANCE OBLIGATIONS

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Updates

As changes are made to the employment requirements under federal contracts by actions of the administration or congress, Pillar updates its material in a timely fashion. The changes (or possible changes being considered) for the current year are reflected below with some commentary on each.  A full discussion of each subject is contained in Pillar’s Employment Requirements of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

Increased Statutory Acquisition Thresholds

On October 2, 2019, the acquisition councils issued a Proposed Rule (PR) to amend the FAR for statutory increases to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) and Micro-Purchase Threshold (see Pillar’s blog). The PR estimates that the increase to the SAT will result in an additional $450 million in federal contracts falling below the SAT (about 10% of total federal contracts).

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Form EEO-1 Summary Compensation Data, Part III

On September 12, 2019, the EEOC announced its intention not to seek a renewal for the Component 2 data collection from the OMB. The notice explains that the original 2016 EEOC estimate of the burden of the collection was less than 1/20th (<5%) of the amount produced by following GAO and OMB guidelines (recall that the burden estimate was questioned by and used as part of the OMB’s rationale for staying its approval for the collection, and the Court found that to be “arbitrary and capricious”).

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From the blog

EEO-1 Compensation Data – Tolling, Trolling, And Controlling

How many activist federal judges does it take to change a lightbulb?  Three.  One to ask the courtroom deputy to call maintenance; one to help the Defendant evade the I.C.E. agents waiting in the hall; and one to appoint themselves Chair (and exclusive voting Commissioner) of the EEOC.