Tag Archives: Executive Order 13658

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Increased Effective January 1, 2018

Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal contractors working on or in connection with contracts covered by Executive Order 13658 will be $10.35/ hour.  The announcement was made via posting in the federal register on September 15, 2017.  The wage rate for tipped employees will also increase to $7.25/hour. This is the third increase … Continue Reading

Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors to Increase to $10.15 in 2016

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. With this authority, … Continue Reading

Senators Question DOL Increase of Prevailing Wage/Benefits for Fast Food Service Contract Act Employees

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 … Continue Reading

Breaking News: Department of Labor Announces Minimum Wage Rule

The Department of Labor released today its Notice of Proposed Rule Making to raise the minimum wage for federal workers to $10.10 an hour.  The proposed rule implements Executive Order 13658, which was announced by the President on February 12, 2014. Once the proposed rule is officially published in the Federal Register the public will have … Continue Reading