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Federal contractors have to pay higher minimum wage in 2018

On September 15, 2017, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor announced the new minimum wage rate that government contractors will have to pay in 2018: $10.35 an hour. This is an increase from the current rate of $10.20 an hour.

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Register early for OFCCP town halls set for compliance assistance

The Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it will be having a series of town halls to provide compliance assistance and to receive feedback from government contractors about their experiences in dealing with compliance requirements.

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As far as the GAO is concerned, late is late

“Punctuality is the soul of business,” said Thomas C. Haliburton, Nova Scotian businessman, judge, and best-selling author. Apparently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) agrees.

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Yes, the Federal Government does have implied duty of good faith and fair dealing

In a recent decision, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed that the Federal Government does have an implied duty of good faith and fair dealing in conducting its business.

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“Blacklisting” rule revoked

On March 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed House Joint Resolution 37 (of the 115th Congress) that disapproved a regulation issued by President Obama’s administration. The regulation required government contractors to—

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