The labor environment in Government Contracting lies far away from that of commercial contracting. From the basic labor rules, and disputes process in FAR Part 22 to the topic-specific regulations for service- and construction- contracts, the Government cares a lot about how it’s contractors deal with their employees. These rules are codified in in FAR Part 222. Join PilieroMazza’s expert Labor and Employment attorneys as they explore these critical rules!
There are wage rate rules in government contracts that ensure contractor employees are fairly compensated. In addition, the service contract act and the davis-bacon act further alter the “basic” govcon labor regulations for certain types of contracts, setting the rates higher for construction and service contracts. During this session, our PilieroMazza experts will review the prevailing wage rules, as well as the special provision provided by the SCA and the DBA.
- Understand the essential prevailing wage rate rules
- Review the fundamental requirements of the SCA and DBA
- Identify common areas of non-compliance
- Analyze the latest trends in DOL enforcement
- Obtain best practices and tips for compliance
There have been radical changes in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ approach toward the implementation and enforcement of federal affirmative action requirements. While some of these changes make compliance simpler and other changes make the agency easier to work with, as a whole these changes have made it more important than ever that contractors understand and comply with the rules. This is because th likelihood of getting audited has increased and OFCCP is conducting more effective audits. This program will summarize the changes at OFCCP that are relevant to employers and offer practical advice to avoid getting into trouble. We will also discuss how to leverage affirmative action compliance to support the types of diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts which are becoming increasingly important in the current environment.
The intersection of the Service Contract Act and the National Labor Relations Act is one that puzzles even the most seasoned human resources and labor relations practitioners. Nichole Atallah, partner at PilieroMazza, will help you identify and navigate the problems that most often occur during negotiations with the union representing your employees. This session will cover everything from ensuring that your collective bargaining agreement becomes your wage determination order, to ensuring that your contracting officer will approve any economic terms that differ from how you bid the contract. He’ll also answer any questions you have about the negotiations process.
Employee handbooks tell employees what to expect, managers how to manage, and HR how to deal with all kinds of employee needs and benefits. They also tell federal agencies an employer’s position regarding important topics, such as equal employment opportunity, affirmative action pay transparency, business ethics, and whistleblower reporting. Thus, if handbooks are written or enforced improperly, they may also tell agency auditors, disgruntled employees, and plaintiff’s attorneys just where your organization is most vulnerable to claims – even class and collective action claims.
Attendees will receive:
- The impact of federal contractor employment policies on compliance and legal exposure;
- Practical guidance on the structure and contents of handbooks; and
- Insight into developing and known areas of risk related to employer policies.
Instructors: Nichole Atallah & Sarah Nash, PilieroMazza