Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Webinar: Department of Labor & Department of Veterans Affairs-Wage Issue and VA Contracts

Dana Halvorson

On Thursday, January 15, from 2:00 - 3:30pm EST, you will have the opportunity to get your questions answered relating to the $10.10 wage issue and VA contracts with officials from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). As you know from previous correspondences from AHCA, on February 12, 2014, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors . The Executive Order raises the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing on covered Federal contracts to: (i) $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015; and (ii) beginning January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, an amount determined by the Secretary of DOL in accordance with the Order. On October 1, 2014, DOL published the final rule implementing the provisions of Executive Order 13658.

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Eastern Time

It is long-standing policy that Medicare (Parts A and B) or Medicaid providers are not considered to be federal contractors. However, if a provider currently has VA patients, they are considered to be a federal contractor. On Friday, Dec. 19, and as noted in an email AHCA sent out to its members, DOL shared the below information relating to VA contracts and the $10.10 wage increase. The full DOL Q and A on the President's Executive Order can be found here

Please be sure to register for this free webinar event for AHCA members if you plan to attend. If you have any questions whatsoever relating to this, feel free to contact AHCA's Senior Director of Not for Profit & Constituent Services, Dana Halvorson.

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