Chairman Williams, Vice Chairman Luetkemeyer, Reps. Meuser and Bean Write to DOL Over New Rule Negatively Impacting Main Street

7
Chairman Williams, Vice Chairman Luetkemeyer, Reps. Meuser and Bean Write to DOL Over New Rule Negatively Impacting Main Street


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, Congressman Roger Williams (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, along with Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Small Business, Dan Meuser (R-PA), and Aaron Bean (R-FL), wrote to the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding a new contracting rule that might make life more difficult for Main Street.

This letter builds on the House Committee on Small Business’ work to ensure federal agencies adhere to the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act to protect small businesses from burdensome regulations and rulemaking.

Read the full letter here.

Read excerpts from the letter below:

“The House Committee on Small Business (the Committee) writes to inquire about the Department of Labor’s (DOL) recent rule change titled ‘Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts’ which forces contractors and subcontractors engaged in federal service contracts to first offer employment to qualified workers previously employed under the predecessor contract. The final rule imposes far-reaching compliance costs for small entities and can result in inefficiencies in the procurement process since the contractor cannot bring its own uniquely qualified employees to the project. Furthermore, the rule disproportionally impacts small entities—up to 74 percent of impacted entities are small contractors and subcontractors— and might discourage these small businesses from federal contracts. It appears that the DOL may not have properly considered small entities during this rulemaking process.

“According to the final rule, the contractor must offer a job not only to former service employees who appear on the certified list of all service employees on the predecessor contract, but also to employees who offer other ‘reliable’ evidence that they are eligible to a job offer. The rule creates multiple time consuming and costly requirements, such as notices to affected workers and their representatives, possible location-continuity notices, and successor contractor’s mandatory offer letters. However, the DOL estimates that these requirements might take only 45 minutes. Furthermore, according to the DOL, it will take about 30 minutes for a human resources staff member to review this rule and about 30 minutes for contractors to incorporate the contract clause into their covered subcontracts. Further, though the DOL is issuing this rulemaking to implement the Executive Order 14055 and thus has limited instances to use its own discretion, there are places where the DOL might have had the opportunity to lessen the impact on small businesses, but it chose not to do so.”

###





Disasters Expo USA, is proud to be supported by Inergency for their next upcoming edition on March 6th & 7th 2024!

The leading event mitigating the world’s most costly disasters is returning to the Miami Beach

Convention Center and we want you to join us at the industry’s central platform for emergency management professionals.
Disasters Expo USA is proud to provide a central platform for the industry to connect and
engage with the industry’s leading professionals to better prepare, protect, prevent, respond
and recover from the disasters of today.
Hosting a dedicated platform for the convergence of disaster risk reduction, the keynote line up for Disasters Expo USA 2024 will provide an insight into successful case studies and
programs to accurately prepare for disasters. Featuring sessions from the likes of The Federal Emergency Management Agency,
NASA, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NOAA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, TSA and several more this event is certainly providing you with the knowledge
required to prepare, respond and recover to disasters.
With over 50 hours worth of unmissable content, exciting new features such as their Disaster
Resilience Roundtable, Emergency Response Live, an Immersive Hurricane Simulation and
much more over just two days, you are guaranteed to gain an all-encompassing insight into
the industry to tackle the challenges of disasters.
By uniting global disaster risk management experts, well experienced emergency
responders and the leading innovators from the world, the event is the hub of the solutions
that provide attendees with tools that they can use to protect the communities and mitigate
the damage from disasters.
Tickets for the event are $119, but we have been given the promo code: HUGI100 that will
enable you to attend the event for FREE!

So don’t miss out and register today: https://shorturl.at/aikrW

And in case you missed it, here is our ultimate road trip playlist is the perfect mix of podcasts, and hidden gems that will keep you energized for the entire journey

-

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More