The new DOL rule clarifies distinction between employee and an independent contractor. Review the FLSA requirements and factors that help determine if an employment relationship exists.
GSA has released the final solicitation for the OASIS+ contracting vehicle, offering six set-asides and unrestricted opportunities for small businesses. Stay tuned to Coley updates and join the next FedMap networking event July 6th for more discussions on OASIS+.
GSA issued a Second Draft OASIS + RFP, and the Final is imminent. It appears that GSA is in a hurry to put the OASIS+ RFP on the street. To find out more register for Industry Day coming up.
For those following the OASIS + contracting vehicle, there have been several recent developments to report. On November 15, GSA posted a draft RFP for industry comment as well as an industry survey. How can you prepare for the upcoming OASIS Plus?
A newly proposed rule under The Fair Labor Standards Act could bring changes that affect Government contractors. While the rule is intended to avoid employers from misclassifying employees as independent contractors, its impacts to small businesses can be substantial. Everyone has an opportunity to provide feedback on this proposed rule. The deadline for comments is November 28, 2022.
GSA’s office is currently working on a draft proposal for OASIS+ and continually releasing updates based on industry comments. The new OASIS+ will include many of the benefits of the renowned OASIS Multi-Agency contract with many added features and increased scope. The final is expected to be released in early 2023 if not sooner.
SBA creates a path for small business to obtain credit for past performance as a member of joint venture and first-tier subcontrator. A move that will expand the opportunities that prior to this rule, emerging small businesses would not be able to pursue.
Beginning January 30, 2022, federal agencies will start incorporating the $15 minimum wage in new contract solicitations and will be required to have it incorporated in all contracts by March 30, 2022. Any ongoing contracts will have the wage requirement at the option.
The Fair Labor Standards Act has been revised by the Department of Labor to help distinguish between employees and independent contractors.