Dr. Winslow Sargeant is the sixth Chief Counsel for Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, appointed by President Obama August 19, 2010. The Office of Advocacy...
DOL Releases Proposed Rule Increasing Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors
On June 17, 2014, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13658, which increases the hourly minimum wage for federal contractors, subcontractors and their workers to $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015, and beginning January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, to an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor. This applies to new contracts, contract-like instruments, and solicitations including (1) procurement contracts for services or construction; (2) contracts for services covered under the Service Contract Act; (3) concessions contracts; (4) contracts entered into with the Federal Government in connection with Federal property or lands and related to offering services for Federal employees, their dependents, or the general public; and (5) the wages of workers governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act, Service Contract Act or Davis Bacon Act.
Comments are due by July 28, 2014.