Authored by Alex Passantino

As we blogged last year, the President’s Executive Order establishing a minimum wage for certain federal contractor employees requires that the minimum wage be adjusted on an annual basis. In the September 16, 2015 Federal Register, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division will announce that the wage rate will increase from $10.10 per hour to $10.15 per hour. The minimum cash wage for covered tipped employees will increase from $4.90 per hour to $5.85 per hour.

Workers performing on or in connection with covered contracts must be paid these new rates beginning January 1, 2016. We discussed many of the applicable definitions and coverage issues in our prior coverage.