The “OFCCP Week in Review” is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment published every Monday. Here are this week’s developments:
September 16, 2015: New Minimum Wage Set for Contractors in Effect as of January 1, 2016. As required by Executive Order 13658, the Secretary of Labor determines wage increases and publishes them within 90 days of the effective date on an annual basis.
Beginning January 1, 2016, the minimum wage rate that must be paid to workers in connection with covered contracts is $10.15 per hour, up from $10.10 per hour which was in effect as of January 1, 2015. The minimum cash wage that must be paid to tipped employees working on covered contracts has increased to $5.85 per hour, up from $4.90 per hour.
September 18, 2015: OFCCP Creates Infographic to Explain its Jurisdictional Thresholds. As part of its ongoing outreach and education efforts, OFCCP developed a new “Jurisdictional Thresholds” infographic. The infographic explains when Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and Section 4212 (VEVRAA) regulations apply to companies doing business with the federal government.
This new resource includes the recent increase to Section 503’s coverage threshold from $10,000 to $15,000. The increase resulted from an inflationary adjustment statute that authorizes the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to review and adjust “acquisition-related” threshold amounts in statutes that apply to federal procurement.
The infographic is available on the OFCCP’s website or by clicking on this link.
THIS COLUMN IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN A GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW AND PRACTICE RELATING TO OFCCP. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
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