Do You Work for a Federal Contractor? You May Have Just Gotten a Minimum Wage Increase…


Do You Work for a Federal Contractor? You May Have Just Gotten a Minimum Wage Increase…Beginning on January 1, 2020, the applicable minimum wage rate for workers performing work on or in connection with some federal contracts increased to $10.80 for hour. Additionally, the minimum cash wage which must be paid to tipped employees performing work on or in connection with covered contracts increased to $7.55 per hour.

This Executive Order, which was originally signed by President Obama in February 2014, applies to the following types of contracts:

  • Procurement contracts for construction covered by the Davis Bacon Act.
  • Service contracts covered by the Service Contract Act.
  • Concessions contracts, including any concessions contract excluded from the SCA by the Department’s regulations at 29 C.F.R. 4.133(b).
  • Contracts in connection with Federal property or lands and related to offering services for Federal employees, their dependents, or the general public.

In addition, the Executive Order allows the Department of Labor to make cost of living adjustments to the minimum wage applied to covered contracts each year.

Federal contractors are required by law to notify all workers performing work on or in connection with a covered contract of the applicable minimum wage rate under the Executive Order. Contractors may satisfy the Order’s notice requirement by displaying the DOL-issued poster reflecting the updated wage rates in a prominent or accessible place at the worksite.

If you were affected by this minimum wage increase and were not notified by your contractor, or if you feel that you are owed overtime, call the Shavitz Law Group. We can seek back-pay for time worked within the past 3 years under federal law and longer under certain state laws. Contact Shavitz Law Group at (561) 447-8888 or visit us at www.shavitzlaw.com for a free, no obligation review of your circumstances and consultation regarding your rights.

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