EO 13673 – Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces EO
What? Requires contractors to report labor violations and notify workers of certain pay information, and limits the use of arbitration clauses in some employment agreements.
Who? Contractors with contracts for goods and services (including construction) exceeding $500,000
When? Expect amendments to the FAR in 2016
What? Modifies existing EOs to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. OFCCP has published a directive.
Who and When? Applies to contracts entered into after the effective date of rules promulgated by DOL
EO 13658 – Minimum Wage for Contractors
What? Requires a minimum wage of $10.10 for certain contracts primarily SCA and DBA covered contracts
Who? All new contracts, includes subcontractors
When? January 1, 2015
Now, the wage and hour case in the news: Digicon Corporation is the subject of a class action lawsuit brought by IT help desk employees in the U.S. District Court in D.C. The employees claim they were misclassified as exempt and not paid overtime for hours worked in excess of forty hours a week. The employees seek overtime wages as well as liquidated damages and attorneys fees. Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that misclassification has been a hot issue with both DOL and the IRS for a while.
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