September 9th, 2015
At Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, we practice labor and employment law on behalf of management, with a focus on management rights and the actions that management can take, rather than those they can’t. We pride ourselves on providing prompt, high-quality, creative legal services and solutions. In our view, labor and employment counsel is a collaborative process with our clients, designed to meet their business objectives.
On Labor Day, President Obama signed an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to provide at least seven days of paid sick leave annually to employees performing work on covered contracts and subcontracts. The leave requirement goes into effect on January 1, 2017.
The coverage provisions of the leave requirement are the same as those for the recently enacted $10.10/hour minimum wage requirement for federal contractors. It applies to contracts for services or construction; contracts for services covered by the Service Contract Act (SCA); contracts for concessions; and contracts entered into with the federal government in connection with federal property or lands and related to offering services for federal employees, their dependents, or the general public. In addition, to be covered, the wages of employees under one of these contracts or contract-like instruments must be governed by the Davis-Bacon Act, the SCA, or the Fair Labor Standards Act.
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers named Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C. to its Best Law Firms list for 2016, ranking LMVT in Tier 1 for Employment Law (Management), Labor Law (Management), and Litigation (Labor & Employment). The 2016 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. Over 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and almost 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations.
Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.