As an update to our post last week, the Department of Labor’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking establishing a minimum wage for federal contractors has now been formally published in the Federal Register.  With this publication, the 30-day public comment period starts to run, making the deadline to submit comments July 17, 2014.

Comments can be submitted with Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235–AA10 in either of two ways:  (1) Electronic Comments: ; or (2) Mail:  Address written submissions to Mary Ziegler, Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–3510, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.  Additional instructions for comment submission may be found at page 43568 of the proposed rules.

We encourage you to review the NPRM to see if it applies to your organization and let your voice be heard by submitting comments by the July 17, 2014 deadline.