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What Employers Need to Know to Be Compliant With the Service Contract Act


Washington, D.C.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
975 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004


Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


More than ever before, companies of all sizes are entering the world of federal government service providers. As many of these first-time contractors are learning, compliance with the Service Contract Act ("SCA") is far from easy. And, as contractors of all experience levels are finding out all too quickly, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is focusing significant investigative resources on finding compliance issues.

If you are a federal service contractor, it has never been more important to be in compliance with the requirements of the SCA. Whether you are a first-time contractor or an SCA veteran who needs a refresher, join our team for a discussion of critical issues under the SCA.

Topics Include:

  • The SC-What?:  A brief introduction to the Service Contract Act’s coverage, exceptions, and requirements.  
  • General Clerk I or Level III Wizard:  Determining the proper SCA classification for service employees.
  • Edgy Issues:  Complying with the SCA’s fringe benefits requirements for vacations, holidays, and health & welfare.
  • The Impossible Dream:  Working with your contracting officer to ensure SCA compliance.
    4(c) or Not 4(c):  The challenges and potential pitfalls of collective bargaining for service employees covered by the SCA.


Alexander J. Passantino is a senior counsel in the Wage and Hour Litigation Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw's Washington, D.C. office. After serving as the most recent former Acting Administrator and Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Mr. Passantino’s practice now focuses on all aspects of wage and hour law, including advising employers on federal and state wage and hour compliance issues, auditing payroll and employee classification practices, representing employers before the U.S. Department of Labor, and defending class and collective action litigation.

Michael A. Viccora is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Viccora represents employers in traditional labor relations matters, including representation cases, collective bargaining, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges. Mr. Viccora also specializes in the defense of employers in wrongful discharge actions and employment discrimination lawsuits, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA and state fair employment actions.

Charles F. Walters is a partner in the Labor & Employee Relations Practice Group of Seyfarth Shaw's Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Walters has an active employment counseling practice and regularly guides clients through federal (DOL, DOJ, EEOC) and state and local agency investigations. He has conducted internal investigations, prepared employee handbooks, workplace policies and employment agreements, and counseled employers in connection with large workplace transformations. He has particular expertise in the WARN Act and the Service Contract Act, and provides regular counseling on all other employment laws and issues. 

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