A Primer on Service Contract Labor Standards – McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA)

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on May 27, 2021)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: John Mattox, Schoonover & Moriarity LLC
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: 0.75 ATC
APTAC BOK: D.5 Service Contracting

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

Contractors performing service contracts for the federal government must comply with a set of labor standards dictated by statute and regulations. Principal among these is the requirement to pay employees the certain minimum prevailing wages and fringe benefits dictated by DOL wage determinations or collective bargaining agreements. In this webinar, Mr Mattox will highlight and discuss the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) standards and how contractors must comply.

In this presentation, participants will learn:

  • When these labor standards apply
  • What these labor standards are, with an emphasis on the payment of minimum prevailing wages and fringe benefits, record keeping, and notification obligations
  • What pertinent contract provisions show up in service contracts
  • Penalties for failing to comply with the service contract labor standards

Target Audience: Contractors performing service contracts for the federal government

Meet Your Instructor:

JOHN MATTOX, Schoonover & Moriarity LLC

John’s practice encompasses many aspects of federal government contract law. He advises clients on bid protest issues and represents them in protest litigation at the agency level and at the Government Accountability Office and U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He also represents clients in filing requests for equitable adjustments and claims and in appeals before the Board of Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. Well-versed in SBA’s federal contracting programs, John also helps clients navigate SBA’s regulations relating to size and affiliation, assists clients seeking to qualify as 8(a) firms, SDVOSBs, WOSBs, or HUBZone, prosecutes and defends size and status protests, and represents clients in size and status appeals before the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Hearings and Appeals. He also advises clients on compliance with the FAR and other procurement-related regulations.

Before joining Schoonover & Moriarty, John practiced at a boutique federal government contracts firm and practiced commercial litigation at a large national law firm.

John’s greatest joy in life is his family. He and his wife have three children. They enjoy traveling and exploring together and are active members of their church congregation.


May 19 2021


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 19 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm