Contracting questions answered
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
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?
Who can I include in a tip pool under the minimum wage EO?
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SUPPLY, SERVICE, CONSTRUCTION, and Federally assisted Construction CONTRACTS
SUBCONTRACT REQUIREMENTS AND COVERAGE THRESHOLDS
COMMERCIAL ITEMS AND COTS ITEMS CONTRACTS
FAR / DFAR REQUIREMENTS
WAGE AND HOUR
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
UNION RELATED REQUIREMENTS
EMPLOYEE NOTICES / POLICIES
REPORTING AND RECORD MAINTENANCE OBLIGATIONS
Small Contractor Principals
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.
On September 9, 2021 EO 14042 established a requirement for federal agencies beginning October 15, 2021 to only enter into Service and Construction contracts with contractors that “provide adequate COVID – 19 safeguards for their workforce” that works on or in connection with a federal contract, and directed the White House’s Safer Federal Worker Task Force to issue Guidance describing the necessary “safeguards,” which it did on September 24.