HR Professionals Magazine November 2014


November Issue Highlights


In the Spotlight: Christy Showalter, JD, MBA

Hot Topics

Final Rule Issued for $10.10 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

(October 20, 2014) In February 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order raising the minimum wage for federal construction and service contractors to $10.10. He instructed the Department of Labor to issue regulations implementing the new federal contractor minimum wage. It is estimated that Executive Order 13658 will benefit approximately 200,000 workers.

The Final Rule, issued on October 1, 2014, defined key terms used in the Executive Order, set standards for contractors to apply to determine if their workers are subject to the Executive Order and established an enforcement process.

Executive Order 13658 applies to procurement contracts for construction under the Davis-Bacon Act, service contracts under the Service Contract Act, concessions contracts including those excluded from SCA, and contracts in connection with federal property or lands and related to offering service for federal employees, their dependents or the general public. The Final Rule makes clear that the contracting agencies must include the Executive Order minimum wage requirement as a clause in the contract. Contractors must include the clause on any lower-tiered subcontracts.

The Final Rule also includes enforcement procedures. Any person or entity (including the contracting agency) may file a complaint with the Wage and Hour Division, and they will investigate the complaint. Penalties for violations include payment of back wages and debarment.

If your company provides any type of services to the federal government, you are probably subject to the $10.10 minimum wage.








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