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Avoiding the Compliance Pit Falls of the Service Contract Act

The Service Contract Act (SCA) requires government contractors to comply with several specific rules with respect to their employees. With the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act effective January 1, 2014, the implication on how SCA contractors comply will change. Understand the requirements and learn how enforcement efforts are escalating. Read more …

2013 Service Contract Act Health and Welfare Fringe Benefit Changes

In accordance with 29 C.F.R. Section 4.52, the prevailing health and welfare fringe benefits issued under the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) will be increased on June 19, 2013. As prescribed by the regulations, the new benefit rate is derived from the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Cost Index (ECI), summary of Employer Cost for Employee Compensation. Effective June 19, 2013, the new SCA health and welfare benefit will be $3.81 per hour and will be posted on the Wage Determinations ( and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) ( websites. Read entire memorandum here.