Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: William Brooks, Senior Policy Advisor, Branch of Government Contracts Enforcement Team, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor
   William Isokait, Senior Compliance Specialist, Branch of Government Contracts Enforcement, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor  
   Sarah Marcus, Senior Attorney, Fair Labor Standards Division, Office of the Solicitor  


On Sept. 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division issued a final rule to implement President Obama’s Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors, which requires certain federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave annually, including paid leave for family care. The final rule went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017, and applies to new contracts and replacements for expiring contracts with the Federal Government that result from solicitations issued on or after Jan. 1, 2017 (or that are awarded outside the solicitation process on or after Jan. 1, 2017). 

William Brooks, Bill Isokait and Sarah Marcus from DOL’s Wage and Hour Division will provide training on the final rule’s requirements to assist federal contractors with compliance. 

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William Brooks is a Senior Policy Advisor on the Branch of Government Contracts Enforcement Team in the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.  William is a graduate of Bowie State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. William started his Federal Service in 1999 with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and in 2001; William moved to Department of Labor and quickly moved through the ranks to become a Senior Analyst and an Acting Section Chief in the Branch of Service Contracts Wage Determinations Section.  In 2006, Mr. Brooks moved to the Branch of Government Contract Enforcement Team and became a Senior Analyst. In 2012, William became the Senior Policy Advisor for the Service Contract Act in the Branch of Government Contracts Enforcement Team.  Some of William’s accomplishments include work crafting and implementing the Regulations for Executive Order 13495 “Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts”, Executive Order 13658 “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors”, and Executive Order 13706 “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors” as well receiving  a Secretary of Achievement Award for his work on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  William is also a trainer for Wage and Hour Investigative training classes.  

Bill Isokait has been a Senior Compliance Specialist with the Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Branch of Government Contracts Enforcement since 2009. He is responsible for providing compliance advice and guidance on the application and administration of the prevailing wage and labor standards requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, Davis-Bacon Related Acts, Service Contract Act, the regulations implementing them, as well as the Executive Orders relating to them. Before DOL, Bill was a Counsel for Labor and Employment Law with AGC of America, Senior Director and Counsel for Government and Industry Relations with the American Subcontractors Association and Director of Advocacy for the National Funeral Directors Association.    

Sarah Marus is a Senior Attorney in the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor, where she has worked since 2010. She works on appellate litigation, regulations and sub-regulatory guidance, and legal advice for DOL's Wage and Hour Division regarding a range of issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, and other statutes. She was part of the team that drafted the implementing regulations for the paid sick leave Executive Order.