Over the past year, a multitude of rules, regulations, and executive orders have come out that impact federal contractors/subcontractors’ employment obligations. The new obligations are wide ranging, from accommodating disabled veterans to general FAR contracting requirements concerning small, minority, and women-owned businesses.
With the federal government stepping up its investigations and enforcement actions against federal contractors, it is more important than ever that contractors understand their obligations.
Steve Burton, of Felhaber, Larson, SMACNA’s legal counsel, has prepared an outline of federal contractors’ new obligations. The outline is available to SMACNA members on SMACNA’s Labor Relations Web page under HR-Employment Law.
Mr. Burton’s paper covers federal obligations. However, contractors must still comply with state and local laws. State and local laws vary greatly in their requirements and enforcement. Contractors should consult their attorneys on local and/or state laws regarding contracting obligations that pertain to small, minority, and women-owned businesses.