Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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On July 21, 2021, the US Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to establish standards and procedures to implement and enforce Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage

Continue Reading Webinar: Raising the Minimum Wage by Presidential Fiat – Implications for Government Contractors of a Pay Bump to $15/hour

By: Alexander J. Passantino

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Employees on certain government contracts must be paid in accordance with the requirements of a 2014 Executive Order on Minimum Wage.  Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum wage for covered workers is $10.60 per hour, with a minimum direct wage of $7.40 per hour for tipped employees.

In 2014, President Obama issued an
Continue Reading Federal Contractor Minimum Wage to Increase

Authored by Alex Passantino

‘Twas the week before Christmas, 2-0-1-5
When the poetry elves on the blog came alive.
Crafting their rhymes with a purpose so clear:
Presenting the wage-hour gems of the year.

In January, for new regs in this year our breath bated.
Then for six painful months, we speculated and waited.
And just as
Continue Reading I’m Dreaming of a White Collar: 2015 Year in Review

Authored by Alex Passantino

As we noted previously, on October 7, 2014, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) issued a Final Rule implementing a $10.10 minimum wage for federal contractor employees pursuant to Executive Order 13658.

Executive Order 13658 generally requires that the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing “on or in connection
Continue Reading DOL Issues Final Rule on Minimum Wage for Certain Federal Contractor Employees

Authored by Alex Passantino

Earlier today, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) announced that it will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to implement a $10.10 minimum wage for federal contractor employees pursuant to Executive Order 13658.  Comments to the NPRM will be due 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register, which has
Continue Reading DOL Takes the Next Step for a $10.10 Minimum Wage to Employees Servicing and Supporting Federal Contracts

Authored by Alex Passantino

The Department of Labor (DOL) has taken the next step in making a $10.10 minimum wage for government contract employees a reality.  Yesterday, DOL’s Wage & Hour Division submitted its proposed rule to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs will review the rule, and, once approved,
Continue Reading One Step Closer to $10.10 An Hour . . . For Federal Contractors, At Least: Executive Order Regulations Head to OMB

Co-authored by Alex Passantino and Jeremy W. Stewart

In advance of tonight’s State of the Union Address, the White House announced that the President will issue an Executive Order that will increase the minimum mandatory wage paid to employees of federal contractors covered by the Service Contract Act (for federal service contracts) (“SCA”) and the Davis-Bacon Act (for federal construction
Continue Reading Is The Executive Pen Mightier Than the Congressional Act? President Obama To Issue Executive Order Increasing Minimum Wage For Certain Federal Contract Workers To $10.10