Hiring and terminating issues
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity laws, Recordkeeping requirements, and Disabled
Worker requirements are just a few of the many laws governing the hiring process.
Government contractors must demonstrate that they are mindful of these rules throughout
the hiring and terminating processes.
Quality HR departments can make hiring a new employee a quick and easy solution
to an employer’s problems. Also, they provide insurance to employers that
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Department of Labor (DOL) regulations
will be considered throughout the hiring process.
Wage and hour laws
In 2014, an executive order was passed which raised the minimum wage of federal
contractors to $10.10 an hour. In addition to the wage increase, government contractors
MUST pay, at least 1.5 times the hourly rate of any overtime worker. Companies that
neglect the constantly evolving wage and hour laws are exposing themselves to increased
litigation that often results in fines.
Discrimination and harassment violations
In 2013, there was a total of 93,727 total charges filed against employers for discrimination
violations. Discrimination and harassment in the workplace is a serious subject
and must be handled carefully. Qualified HR programs are available to prevent employers
from unnecessary lawsuits, and to improve employer and employee understanding of