On February 12, 2014 President Obama signed Executive Order 13658 establishing a minimum wage for federal contractors.  Effective January 1, 2015, the minimum hourly wage for workers performing work on covered contracts was $10.10.  The Executive Order gave the Secretary of Labor the authority to determine the hourly rate for subsequent years.

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The Service Contract Act seems to be getting attention lately.  The proposed regulations implementing the President’s Executive Order 13658 raising the minimum wage for federal contractor employees would extend the minimum wage to (among others) “service employees” working on federal government contracts covered by the Service Contract Act (SCA).  The SCA applies to federal contracts