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26 Oct

October 2021 Federal HR Updates

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U.S Department of Labor Announces Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

Update Applicable to:
All federal contractors with workers performing work on or in connection with, covered contracts.

What happened?
On September 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a Federal Register notice announcing an increase to the federal contractor minimum wage in Executive Order 13658.

What are the details?
On January 1, 2022, the order raises the federal contractor’s minimum wage from $10.95 to $11.25 per hour for workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts.

Additionally, tipped employees performing work on or in connection with covered contracts generally must be paid a minimum cash wage of $7.90 per hour.

For more information, please see the links below:

Federal Register Notice

Article 1Article 2Article 3

What do employers need to do?

Employers should review the order as well as their payroll and federal contractor policies and make any updates to stay in compliance with the order.

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New Guidance Issued for Federal Contractor Vaccinations

Update Applicable to:
All employers with federal contractor employees.

What happened?
On September 24, 2021, the White House issued new guidance regarding federal contractor employee vaccinations.

What are the details?
The guidance states that federal contractor employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than December 8, 2021, unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation. After the provided date, all covered contractor employees must be fully vaccinated by:

  • The first day of the period of performance on a newly awarded covered contract, and 
  • By the first day of the period of performance on an exercised option or extended or renewed contract when the clause has been incorporated into the covered contract.

The covered contractor must also review its covered employees’ documentation to prove vaccination status. Covered contractors must require covered contractor employees to show or provide their employer with one of the documents approved in the guidance.

The released guidance can be read here.

An article on the guidance can be found here.

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the guidance here and their vaccination policies to update and apply the vaccination requirements detailed in the guidance to stay in compliance.

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