HR Announcements

VEVRAA New Benchmark Effective 3/31/19

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), has updated its hiring benchmark to 5.9% effective 3/31/19.The benchmarking percentage chart is updated annually to be used by contractors who choose to set a VEVRAA hiring benchmark using the national...

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State Minimum Wage Increases Effective 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted, the following states have made increases to their minimum wage rates: Alaska: Minimum wage will rise to $9.84 per hour. Arizona: Minimum wage will rise to $10.50 per hour. Flagg Staff minimum wage will rise to $11.00...

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2018 Retirement Plan Limit Changes

The Internal Revenue Service has announced cost of living updates for tax year 2018. Highlights of the notices include: The elective deferral or contribution limit for employees who participate in 401(k), 403(b), most 457 plans, and the federal government's Thrift...

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SCA Contract Administration Reminders

On July 25, 2017 the U.S. Department of Labor announced an increase to the prevailing health and welfare fringe benefit rate under the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).  The rate increased to $4.41 per hour. For existing contracts, government contractors...

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Rhode Island Passes Paid Sick Leave Law

Rhode Island has passed a paid sick leave law, effective July 1, 2018. Note that the provisions outlined below serve as minimum requirements – employers are permitted to go above what is prescribed by the law. Employers who already have a paid leave program that meets...

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