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Considerable concern and confusion has arisen from President Obama's State of the Union announcement that he will raise the minimum-wage for individuals working on federal contracts to $10.10 per hour.

A U.S. Senate committee report advocates awarding federal contracts and contract renewals only to demonstrably "responsible contractors that comply with federal law."

Proposed regulations would require federal contractors taking on new service contracts to offer jobs to the predecessor's qualified workers.

The U.S. Labor Department's investigative focus on some of the nation's preeminent homebuilders is simply a reflection of the administration's longstanding interest in construction as a so-called "fissured industry".

Investigative activity among employers who are subject to federal prevailing-wage and fringe-benefits requirements could rise by more than 80% in the near future.

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