On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force published guidelines for President Biden’s recently-announced COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Here are the highlights: “Covered contractor employees” of federal contractors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than December 8, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series,...read more
Under regulations proposed by the Department of Labor, the minimum hourly wage paid by many federal contractors will increase to $15 per hour on January 30, 2022, and then annually beginning January 1, 2023 to an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor. The proposed rule, issued following Executive Order 14026, is open for public comment until August 23, 2021, and must be finalized by November 24, 2021. The current minimum wage is $10.95 per...read more
Readers of this blog are well aware of President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (Executive Order 13673), which would require certain federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose alleged “violations” of a number of federal labor laws. That Order was set to go into effect on October 25, 2016 for prime contractors on solicitations and contracts estimated at $50 million or more. The Order was to be phased in for...read more
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