Fulfilling President Obama’s commitment to make 2014 a year of action to strengthen the economy and build the middle class, Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced a proposed rule raising the minimum wage for workers on federal service and construction contracts to $10.10 per hour. The proposed rule implements Executive Order 13658, which was announced by the President on February 12, 2014.
The proposed rule provides guidance and sets standards for employers concerning coverage, including coverage of tipped employees and workers with disabilities. It also establishes an enforcement process familiar to most government contractors that will protect the right of workers to receive the new minimum wage. The proposed rule includes an economic analysis showing that nearly two hundred thousand workers will benefit from the increase.
More information about the proposed rule and how to submit comments is available at the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s E.O. 13658 NPRM Website.
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