President to Issue Executive Order Raising Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

Amid the usual litany of aspirational goals and objectives laid out during Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama termed 2014 “a year of action” and announced his willingness to bypass Congress and take steps to raise the minimum wage without legislation.  Specifically, the President said that in the “coming weeks” he would issue an Executive Order (EO) requiring federal contractors to pay their employees at least $10.10 per hour.  As described in a fact sheet, the EO “will cover workers who are performing services or construction” and apply prospectively. Continue reading this entry at Littler's DC Employment Law Update.

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