No Change to the Service Contract Act Minimum Health & Welfare Amount in 2016!

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On July 28, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced that there will be no increase to the prevailing health and welfare (HW) fringe rate under the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA). The hourly HW amount will remain at $4.27 an hour.

This relieves contractors of the need to request a price adjustment on SCA-covered contracts due to a HW change. Contractors should still pay attention to newly incorporated wage determinations (WD) on SCA-covered contracts, as DOL is in the process of issuing new WDs containing increased prevailing wages. For several years, DOL did not increase wages on WDs because there …read more

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