Next week I will head to Oak Ridge to speak at the SCS’ 2015 Annual Government Contracting Seminar. During the session, “Contractors Beware: The Davis Bacon Act and the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order,” I will discuss the Davis Bacon Act, which requires that contractors and subcontractors on federally funded or assisted contracts for construction, alteration or repair of public buildings and public works pay employees no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits. This is an area of increased enforcement attention in recent years, heightening the risk to non-compliant contractors. The 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order requires that prospective contractors disclose labor law violations and that violations be considered in the award process, meaning non-compliance on a contract today may have dire consequences for a company’s ability to win contracts tomorrow.  I will also be giving a presentation at the conference on joint venture opportunities with small business concerns.

I hope you can join me on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the Doubletree Hotel (215 South Illinois Avenue). To register, visit the SCS website.