The Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS) formerly known as the Service Contract Act (SCA) applies to every contract entered into by the United States or the District of Columbia, where the principal purpose of which is to furnish services in the United States through the use of service employees. Contractors and subcontractors performing on such Federal contracts must observe minimum wage and safety and health standards and must maintain certain records unless a specific exemption applies. The Act requires minimum monetary wages for non-exempt service workers, as determined by a Department of Labor wage determination
(WD) or collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and requires employers to provide Health and Welfare benefits.
Centre Law and Consulting conducts compliance reviews for contractors and defends investigations and actions brought by the Department of Labor against contractors for alleged SCLS violations. SCLS compliance is especially difficult because the regulations touch various departments within an organization including accounting, human resources, program management, contracts and executive management. Without an overhead look at all departments and the knowledge of where to look, violations can be undetected for years.
Our attorneys and staff are prepared to help you through your SCA issues, whether you have a legal issue, want to ensure SCA compliance, or need SCA training. For questions or to learn more, go here
We have assembled some helpful information below. Feel free to take a look! As part of its ongoing effort to educate the contracting community regarding the SCA, we invite you to explore the following:
- The text of the SCA can be found here
- Frequently Asked Questions about the SCA
- Regulations describing the labor standards for federal government contracts (29 CFR, Part 4)
- Regulations describing practices for administrative proceedings enforcing labor standards (29 CFR, Part 6)
- Regulations describing practice before the Administrative Review Board with respect to federal service contracts (29 CFR, Part 8)
- DOL FAQs – Wages & Work Hours
Contact a Centre attorney today:
||Barbara Kinosky – firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Kinosky is the Managing Partner of Centre Law and Consulting and has more than twenty-five years of experience in all aspects of federal government contracting. Barbara is a nationally known expert on GSA and VA Schedules and the Service Contract Act, and she has served as an expert witness for federal government contracting cases.