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DOL Issues Proposed Rule Implementing Contractor Minimum Wage Executive Order
The Department of Labor has issued a proposed rule to implement the new Executive Order (E.O) 13658 – Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors – which raises the minimum wage of certain federal contractors to $10.10 per hour starting January 1, 2015. Issued in February, the E.O. covers federal contracts and contract-like instruments that are the result of solicitations issued on or after January 1, 2015. Contractors, in turn, are required to incorporate the E.O. minimum wage clause in their lower-tier subcontracts. Read the full post here. (June 12, 2014)