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  • Update: DOL Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors for 2018
    by Dara L. DeHaven - January 17, 2018
    On September 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an increase in the minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing on or in connection with federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, 'Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.' Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage covered contractors are required to pay covered workers under the Executive Order will be raised from $10.20 per hour...
  • Update on Website Accessibility
    by Dara L. DeHaven - July 14, 2017
    Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), 29 USC § 793, prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires these employers to take affirmative action, including making reasonable accommodations, to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals. Similarly, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, a...