What Hiring Benchmarks Mean for Federal Contractors


As part of the 2014 updates and enhancements to the OFCCP requirements, federal contractors are required to meet or exceed what is referred to as hiring benchmarks for two specific groups of employees and candidates: 1) Veterans 2) People with disabilities What is a Hiring Benchmark? Federal contractors are expected to hire specific protected categories that […] Source.

New Diversity Training Requirements for Federal Contractors

Evil HR Lady

President Trump released an Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping on September 22, 2020, giving federal employees instructions on diversity training. ” The order goes into effect on November 21, 2020 for new federal contracts, which gave businesses 60 days to prepare.


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Top 200 Federal Contractors to Work For

Resume to Referral

First published by Government Executive in 2010, the following represents the top federal contractors to work for. In part, ranking was based on the financial total of defense and civilian contracts awarded. Lockheed Martin Corp. Boeing Co. Northrop Grumman Corp. Raytheon Co. General Dynamics Corp. L-3 Communications Holdings United Technologies Corp. BAE Systems SAIC Oshkosh Truck Corp. Bechtel Group Inc. URS Corp. McKesson Corp. KBR Inc. Computer Sciences Corp. Battelle Memorial

Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

Ira didn’t see any difference between what he did and what the law firm’s associate attorneys did, and wondered why he was considered an “independent contractor,” and they were considered “employees,” and why he was not entitled to all of the benefits they were. These labels include “employee,” “partner,” “independent contractor,” “vendor” and the like. What is an independent contractor? On the other hand, independent contractors have certain advantages that employees do not.

handling the government shutdown: an open thread for federal employees and contractors

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I’m hoping you would be willing to host an open thread for federal employees and federal contractors on handling the government shutdown. stop putting your salary history on your resume why are contractors treated like second-class citizens, boss enters without knocking, and more handling the government shutdown: an open thread for federal employees and contractors was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: The Billion Dollar Customer

Ms. Career Girl

federal government. Now more than ever is an ideal time to consider entering the federal government marketplace. The federal government has set a goal to spend 5% of its annual procurement with small, women-owned businesses. federal government, but are unsure where to start, have no worry. A mandatory first step is to register your business at the official free federal government website System for Award Management or www.sam.gov.

2019 114

Is Google Underpaying Women? What You Need to Know About Google v DOL


HR DOL federal contractors google pay gapOn April 7, the US Department of Labor alleged that Google was severely underpaying women and would be investigating the situation through legal proceedings. During a hearing the DOL requested that Google release detailed records of compensation and other related data. Google, obviously, was not pleased, especially since they only recently claimed to have closed the pay […] Source.

2017 44

what to do when your employer illegally treats you as a contractor

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A reader writes: My question relates to being a 1099 contractor for a consulting firm. I was under the impression that I would be working with the rights and privileges of an independent contractor. As an independent contractor, can they require this of me? In looking at the IRS website, I was under the impression if they control when/where/how I work, I am no longer a contractor but an employee.

What Kind of Worker Are You? Job Classifications for Tax Purposes

Ms. Career Girl

For the most part, there are two types of workers — employees and independent contractors. Once you know, the difference between independent contractor vs. employee can come into play throughout your professional life. Are you an employee or independent contractor?

2020 130

Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

Ms. Career Girl

Businesses need to withhold federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes from employees’ paychecks. Additionally, your business will need to pay Federal Unemployment Tax out of its own funds.

2020 143

18 Job Boards Perfect for Diversity Recruiting Compliance Efforts


This is especially important if you are a federal contractor and required to focus on good faith efforts for nine protected classes that include: 1) Age (over 40), 2) Disability, 3) Genetic Information, 4) National Origin, 5) Pregnancy, 6) Race/Color, 7) Religion, 8) Sex and 9) Veterans. Job boards remain an excellent way to engage talent, especially diverse candidates.

Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid


But it’s still your responsibility to know which federal, state and local labor laws apply to you and to stay in compliance with them. Federal law doesn’t require you to give your employees meal or 15-minute breaks. Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors. Some small business owners think it’ll be easier and cheaper to classify their employees as independent contractors, so they don’t have to pay payroll taxes or cover benefits like disability and paid leave.

2019 109

I’m not eligible for raises (but my coworkers are)

Evil HR Lady

All payroll raises for our direct care staff, along with their managers, directors, trainers, and in-house investigators, are billed back to the state or federal government for reimbursement. A reader asks.

2021 243

Top 5 #HR Blogs of the Week in the #Workplace


LGBT rules for federal contractors now in effect: This week was big for LGBT federal contractors. Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 #HR Blogs in the #Workplace. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. We serve as your weekly recap of top blogs that we’ve read throughout the week. If we’ve missed any, let us know. TOP BLOGS OF THE WEEK. The Career Fair is Ripe For Disruption.

2015 101

What is Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and how could it affect your business?


In March 2014, new rules for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act became effective, holding federal contractors and subcontractors accountable for hiring people with disabilities. As a federal contractor or subcontractor, if the contract is over $10,000, there must be a plan in place to recruit, employ and retain at least 7% of that workforce with people with disabilities, either within a certain job group or in your overall business if you have less than 100 employees.

2015 97

How to staff your start up!


Part-Time, Contractor, Temp, Casual, Full-Time or outsource EVERYTHING?? Whether this is from day one or later down the track, when you have determined it’s time to get help, it’s worthwhile taking careful considerations to your options and their immediate and longer term implications: Independent Contractors/Outsourcing. A very useful initial approach would be to hiring independent contractors or outsource instead of hiring employees.

2013 100

Security Clearance Job Boards

Resume to Referral

Certainly a value-add for professionals, having a security clearance is a near necessity for obtaining a job with state and federal government agencies as well as contractors who service government entities. Possess a secret or top security clearance? What jobs require a security clearance? Generally, agencies and companies involved with national security require mission-critical jobs

What is Affirmative Action Anyway?


Affirmative action is part of Executive Order 11246 , as amended, which prohibits federal contractors and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, who do over $10,000 in Government business in one year from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

2015 95

Seasonal Unemployment Rules Working Moms Ought To Know

Competitive Resumes

As reported by CNN, federal law gives states the option to offer benefits. Working Moms Must Know About Independent Contractors – unemployment benefits. Small Business Administration, Independent contractors are self-employed. Contractors are not required to provide unemployment benefits or pay unemployment taxes. . Summer is here, and it’s a common to see teenagers going around searching for seasonal jobs.

2017 109

Consistent With Your Gender Identity: Dept of Labour Rule on Bathroom Use


The rule, which governs employer obligations for those who have federal contracts of $10,000 or more over a 12-month period, goes into effect 60 days from its announcement on June 14. That is, as far as the Department of Labour is concerned, federal contractors cannot force transgender employees to use the wrong bathroom. What the final rule does do, is specifically lay out contractor and subcontractor obligations, prohibitions and provides best practices.

Protect Yourself: Laws Every Employee Should Know

Career Alley

All jobs are either exempt or non-exempt, as decided by the federal government. Contractor Law. If you are paid as a contractor, the company you work for must treat you as one. If you are an employee, not a contractor, the law says you must be paid as one and receive the same benefits, such as vacation time and insurance, as other employees. Employment is generally a necessary part of life.

2013 215

Is Your Work Environment Safe?

Ms. Career Girl

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) employs about 2,100 inspectors to cover more than 8 million worksites around the country. Once you identify any potential hazards, you may want to bring in an inspector, contractor or other professional to fix the problem areas. That comes out to about one inspector per 59,000 workers.

2017 100

Edward Snowden: No Degree, Lied on His Resume, Promptly Hired for 122K a year.

HR Capitalist

As it turns out, Booz Allen Hamilton (who provides a LOT of contractors to the NSA and the Federal Government as a whole) found some issues with Snowden''s resume, but what the hell? More from the South China Morning Post : "Hiring screeners at Booz Allen Hamilton, a contractor for the National Security Agency, found possible discrepancies in a résumé submitted by Edward Snowden, but the company still employed him, a source with detailed knowledge of the matter said.

2013 67

Starting Your Own Company? Consider a Payroll Service

Ms. Career Girl

If you are starting your own business, and hiring employees or contractors, you may be tempted to do the payroll yourself. Even if you’re a small business, with fewer than 20 employees or contractors, you can still save money by outsourcing your payroll. When you start doing payroll, you take on a lot of tax liability, not just on the federal level, but the state level as well. When you hire a payroll company, they are responsible for all of the federal and state tax issues.

Top 5 Apps, Websites and Tools to Help You Keep Control of Your Finances

Ms. Career Girl

It automatically reports your new employees to the government, handles local, state and federal tax filings, and emails digital pay stubs to your employees too. Small businesses and contractors often have a hard time getting paid. The post Top 5 Apps, Websites and Tools to Help You Keep Control of Your Finances appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Do you work for yourself or run a small business with a few employees?

2016 100

What a Biden Presidency Will Mean for Your Workplace

Evil HR Lady

It’s time to start planning for how a Biden presidency will affect your business. Some things may matter to you, and some may not, but there will be change. Here’s what is likely to happen that may influence how you run your workplace. Critical Race Theory Back In.

2020 165

Increasing Disability Employment in the Workplace


Also, any business that employs over $100,000 in federal contractors has an “aspirational goal” set by the government: 7% of the workforce within your business should be people with disabilities. Why increase awareness about disability employment in the workplace? Besides the altruistic, “just because” answer; hiring disabled people makes practical business sense.

2015 117

6 Ways HR Can Protect the Return on Social Media Investment


Alternatively, the employer may set up an independent contractor relationship with the individual to work on the company’s Internet presence – but watch out, there are rules governing the contractor relationship and if you don’t comply, you could be in a world of trouble with the state or federal agency enforcing wage and hour laws or even the IRS. Let’s start by stating the obvious: it takes time and money to create a strong Internet presence.

Why You Need to Make Disability Employment a Priority for Your Business in 2016


In 2014, new regulations for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act were put into place, requiring all federal contractors to maintain a 7% utilization goal for people with disabilities. In addition to the utilization goal, these contractors are also required to encourage employees to self-identify, keep records of disability employment and more.

2015 63

“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

He was considered an “independent contractor” and earned $35 per hour for his efforts, without benefits. He was told “No,” as overtime pay was given only to “employees” and that he was an “independent contractor.”. But, somehow, they do not get unemployment insurance, Social Security benefits, or protected leaves of absence that all employees are entitled to under the federal Family Medical Leave Act. “I got a job working for a hostage negotiator.

2015 109

Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You

Ms. Career Girl

These types of employees are not guaranteed overtime : Independent contractors. Any hourly or salary employee who believe they are not being compensated correctly according to state or federal law, might want to spend some time to conducting further research or consulting a law professional who does not charge individuals employees an attorney fee. The post Ensuring Employers Are Properly Paying You appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Student loans. House payments. Utilities.

2015 122

can my employer install spyware on my personal computer I use for work?

Ask A Manager

But here’s the thing: everyone who works at our company is a remote independent contractor, and everyone uses his or her own equipment. But there’s also this (as pointed out by commenters below): The law is very clear on who does and doesn’t qualify to be treated as an independent contractor. If we’re to stay contractors, the company needs to be careful to follow the federal regulations that limit this type of direction and control.”

2014 58

Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use “C.A.T.C.H.” to Understand It

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : For two weeks we were in a pitched battle in Federal court, trying to convince a Federal Judge to negate a non-competition agreement. Both sides had submitted legal briefs, and the Federal Judge ordered “oral argument,” which is each side giving its position, and the Judge hammering away at each side’s arguments with his questions. An Effective Way to Analyze Your Restrictions. Limits, like fear, are often an illusion.”. – Michael Jordan.

Should Feminists Avoid These 4 Companies?

Ms. Career Girl

Problems at the company are far from over; as of February 2017, federal prosecutors continue to investigate 21 st Century Fox Inc. And a recent article from a former Facebook Trending contractor accuses the company of favouring male employees over herself. “I The post Should Feminists Avoid These 4 Companies? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Have you heard the Uber news? No – not the taxis, or the driverless cars news. The misogyny news.

2017 114

answers to your questions about the new unemployment benefits law

Ask a Manager

Here are the highlights of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: • From now until July 31, everyone collecting unemployment will receive their regular state benefit, plus an additional $600 per week from the federal government. Freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, and the self-employed will be eligible for unemployment though a new program called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

2020 36

How to Align Cloud Tech to Elevate HR’s Strategic Business


I outsource housework to my housekeeper once a week, a contractor to help with our master bedroom remodel and the lawn service to tackle the jungle that is my backyard. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255 : Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Learn more about our HR Technology and Product Reviews here at Blogging4Jobs. See our FTC disclosure at the end of this review. .

2014 119

The Absolute 13 Best Websites for Job Researching Companies in the USA


I recently downloaded the 990 of the Gates Foundation and saw the exact amounts they spend on contractors, as well as who they’re giving grants to– excellent info if you want to work there, or want to know who they’re giving to. USA.gov is a good resource for finding government agencies, and has links to all 300+ federal agencies so you can learn about their various missions. That is, the 13 best websites that aren’t Google or LinkedIn.

2011 87

Good Job Descriptions Make Good Hires


Is the individual to be hired as an independent contractor? This level of specificity allows the company to craft questions designed to elicit information about an applicant’s ability to perform essential functions while maintaining compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act or state and local disability laws. Use of the Job Description in the Hiring Process.

2013 127

What Happens To Employers Who Do Not Pay Overtime?

Corn on the Job

The FLSA is the piece of legislation the federal government tries to use to prevent the average worker from getting cheated out of overtime pays. Requiring independent contractors to act as employees without employee pay benefits such as overtime. Sometimes an employer will tell a new worker that they will be classified as an independent contractor. Many of the cases prosecuted by the federal government have also resulted in jail time for the offending employer.

2016 46

Is it illegal to recruit on Facebook?

Resume Bear

Although there are areas of sensitivity when using these sites, you can follow the recommendations provided to ensure that you are using social networking as part of your hiring process without discrimination and in compliance with federal laws. ABOUT OUR GUEST. Lisa D. Grant Harpe, Ph.D. Industrial Psychologist and Senior Consultant. Peopleclick Authoria Research Institute. She is the author of: Social Networks and Employment Law: Are you putting your Organization at Risk?

2010 184

5 Different Jobs With An International Business Degree

Career Realism

This job is found in both the federal government and private sector. You could also be an independent contractor and work for several companies. The most lucrative jobs are found within the federal government. You’re in college and decide that you want to pursue international business. There are many segments to international business, so there are several questions you need to ask yourself: What part of business are you interested in? What kind of job do you want?

MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

Federal government jobs are located in all fifty states, not just Washington DC. Marillyn Hewson , CEO and President of defense contractor, Lockheed Martin. SUBJECT: Work responsibly. It’s that time of year when college seniors are looking forward to receiving their diplomas after four or more years of time consuming and costly schooling.

surprise visit from background investigator — at current workplace

Ask A Manager

Over the last year, he has applied for a number of positions, including one with a large federal department. I work in a similar position for a different federal agency. Today, while he was in the field performing his work duties at his current position, his manager contacted him to let him know that a federal detective was at his current place of employment looking for him. A reader writes: I am writing on behalf of my husband.