Category Archives: Service Contract Act and Davis-Bacon Act

Labor Law Skeletons Avoid the Spotlight: Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Revoked

President Trump revoked the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 on March 27, 2017, and ordered that any associated rules and regulations be rescinded. The order required federal contractors to report labor law violations at the time of contract bidding and semiannually thereafter to include: 1) civil judgements, 2) administrative merits determinations, and 3) arbitral awards including awards that are not final or are subject to court review. The rule never went into effect as a federal district court in Texas filed a preliminary injunction on October 24, 2016, the day before the rule was to go into effect. Federal contractors are relieved of a huge compliance burden, as they will be spared the time and cost of reporting labor law violations, including alleged violations, at the time of bidding and subsequently thereafter.

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Service Contract Act Compliance in Real Business Government Contractor Environments Webinar Follow-Up: Questions? Aronson Answers

SCA Webinar Questions

As a follow-up to Aronson’s webinar on Service Contract Act Compliance in Real Business Government Contractor Environments, we provided answers to several attendee questions below.

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Aronson Speakers in the Community


Aronson’s experts are helping companies expand their approach to government contracting. Join Aronson as we speak at the following events in March.

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Ask the Service Contract Act Experts Event

Join Aronson Senior Consultant Barbara Connell for an informative panel discussion event on March 8, 2017, entitled “Ask the Service Contract Act Experts Panel.” The panel of experts from Aronson, ADP, Axim Fringe Solutions Group, Helios HR, and Holland & Knight will explore the roles and responsibilities for government contractors with Service Contract Act (SCA) employees.

Compliant SCA administration takes a team of people from multiple disciplines across the company to include:

• Human Resources and Accounting
• Contracts
• Proposal Pricing
• Project Managers


Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.– 8:30 a.m.

Seminar: 8:30 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.

• RFP Considerations for SCA contracts
• Treatment of SCA Wage Determinations
• Incumbent Onboarding including Right of First Refusal
• DOL SCA Audits
• SCA Executive Orders

Q&A / Networking: 9:45 a.m.– 10:30 a.m.

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Minimum Wage for SCLS Contractors Increased to $10.20

In accordance with Executive Order 13658, the minimum wage for certain Federal contractors increased to $10.20 an hour effective January 1, 2017. Generally, the increased wage rate must be paid to workers performing on or in connection with covered Federal contracts whose wages are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS), or the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA).

Covered contracts include:

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