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Management Concepts

Service Contract Labor Standards Statute Overview

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Jun 19—20
2 days
Tysons, Virginia, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Nov 4—5
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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The Service Contract Labor Standards statute determines wages federal contractors must pay their employees. You will learn the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations that govern it, and how it applies to the acquisition process. You will enhance your learning by examining a provided comprehensive text containing copies of the law, DOL implementing regulations, Administrative Review Board decisions, and wage determinations.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine if the statute applies
  • Understand basic wage and fringe benefit rules
  • Apply the statutory provisions to applicable contracts
  • Enforce the statute

Course Topics


  • Terms and Conditions
  • Why Are Regulations Needed?
  • Provisions of the Service Contract Labor Standards Statute
  • Exemptions from the Statute
  • Responsibilities under the Service Contract Labor Standards Statute
  • Summary
  • Exercise: Company Executives
  • Exercise: Who Drives the Pickup Trucks? Case Study
  • Exercise: Are Pilots Professionals? Case Study
  • Exercise: Service Contract Labor Standards Statute Applicability Case Study
  • Exercise: Award Term or Option Contract? Case Study

Basic Wage and Fringe Benefits Rules

  • Compensation Provisions
  • Multiple Year Contracts
  • Overtime
  • Health and Safety Standards
  • Summary
  • Exercise: Bakers and Cooks Case Study
  • Exercise: Original and Revised Wage Determinations Case Study

How to Apply the Service Contract Labor Standards Statute to Contracts

  • Determine Whether the Service Contract Labor Standards Statute Applies
  • Determine Whether the Successor Contract Rule Applies
  • Requesting Wage Determinations
  • Dealing with Wage Determinations
  • Applicable Clauses and Provisions
  • Summary
  • Exercise: Wage Determination?
  • Exercise: An Upcoming Procurement
  • Exercise: Mistake in Wage Determination? Case Study
  • Exercise: Guard or Detention Officer? Case Study
  • Exercise: Agency Responsibility Regarding Wages Case Study
  • Exercise: More on Agency Responsibility Case Study
  • Exercise: Whose Responsibility Now? Case Study
  • Exercise: Wage Revisions for Extensions Case Study
  • Exercise: Effect of Increased Benefits Costs Case Study
  • Exercise: Missing Wage Rates Case Study
  • Exercise: Wage Conformance Case Study
  • Exercise: Successor Contract Rule Case Study

Enforcing the Service Contract Labor Standards Statute

  • Violations in General
  • Violations of Wage and Fringe Benefits Provisions
  • Violations of Other Provisions
  • Penalties
  • Disputes
  • Enforcement
  • Hearings Conducted by DOL
  • Appeals to the Administrative Review Board
  • Summary
  • Exercise: Disputes Clause
  • Exercise: Back Wages and Bad Guidance Case Study
  • Exercise: Debarment Case Study
  • Exercise: More Debarment Case Study

Related Laws and Regulations

  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Contracts for Materials, Supplies, Articles, and Equipment Exceeding $15,000 Statute
  • Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) Statute
  • Interstate Commerce Act
  • Communications Act of 1934
  • Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Statute
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Summary
  • Exercise: Remanufacturing
  • Exercise: Temporary Employee
  • Exercise: Service Contracts Labor Standards or Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) Statute? Case Study

Who should attend

This course is designed for contracting and non-contracting personnel who are responsible for using labor regulations applicable to service contracts.

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