On December 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Defense issued a new interim rule about implementing a previously issued interim rule about cyber security. The new interim rule gives government contractors and subcontractors more time to implement security requirements.
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.
Just in case you don’t think the U.S. Department of Labor is serious about going after misclassification of workers :
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.