2021 SCA H&W Benefit Rate / Reduced Rate for Contracts with Paid Sick Leave

On July 16, 2021, the DOL WHD (AAM 237) announced that an increase to the SCA Health and Welfare benefit rate to $4.60 / hour in Wage Determinations for contracts made, amended or renewed on or after July 16, 2021. Additionally, to offset (some of) the additional costs of the paid leave required by EO 13706 (Paid Sick Leave, applicable to contracts made or amended on or after January 1, 2017), an alternate (lower) SCA H&W fringe benefit rate of $4.23 applies.