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Review and update your affirmative action plan

If you are a government contractor that operates on a calendar-year basis (January 1 to December 31), don’t forget to review and update your affirmative action plan (AAP).

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New minimum wage for Federal government contractors goes into effect on January 1, 2016

The U.S. Secretary of Labor has announced that the new minimum wage applicable to most employees of Federal government contractors is $10.15. The new minimum wage rate becomes effective on January 1, 2016.

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Final rule issued about pay transparency for government contractors

On September 11, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a final rule that prevents government contractors from having pay secrecy or confidentiality policies. Specifically, the rule prohibits discharging or otherwise discriminating against an employee or applicant because the employee or applicant inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the employee or any other employee. But the rule allows contractors to require human resources personnel (who have access to employee compensation information as part of their job responsibilities) to keep such compensation information confidential.

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President considering executive order to require government contractors to provide paid sick leave

Update: On Labor Day (September 7, 2015), President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring all government contractors to provide paid sick leave.

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OFCCP Sanctions Local Manufacturer—A Wake-up Call

A Huntsville manufacturer, who did more than $2 million in business with the federal government during 2014, has been investigated and sanctioned by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

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