It was already difficult to understand and comply with Federal Government Contracting Laws, such as Davis-Bacon, Walsh-Healey and the Service Contract Act (SCA). As of January 18, 2013, employers obtaining service contracts with the Federal Government will be required to offer employees of the predecessor contractor and its subcontractors a right of first refusal of employment for positions for which they are qualified.
The final FAR Regulation also states that the offer of employment qualifies even if it is not for a position similar to the one previously held. The position only needs to be one for which the employee is qualified, and it can have different employment terms and conditions, including pay and benefits.
Predecessor contractors do not appear to have to include contact information for their employees who worked on the contract. Successors still will be required to reach out to the employees. Successors must also presume that all employees working on the contract in its last month of performance did suitable work.