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Summary of Federal Laws

Government Contracts

The Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act

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40 U.S.C. § 3701, et seq.; 29 C.F.R. § 5.1, et seq.

The Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA) applies to federal service contracts and federal and federally assisted construction contracts over $100,000. Requires payment of minimum wage and overtime to laborers and mechanics on government contracts. Employers are required to notify employees of hazards in the workplace, describe hazards, symptoms and precautions. Includes contracts for work financed in whole or in part by loans or grants from the U.S. or any agency.

Depending on the type of federal procurement contract involved, the recordkeeping requirements the Copeland Act or the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act apply to contracts subject to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (CWHSSA).

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