The White House Press Office reports that President Obama has now signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts.
Considerable concern and confusion has arisen from President Obama's State of the Union announcement that he will raise the minimum-wage for individuals working on federal contracts to $10.10 per hour.
Recurring wage-hour issues tend to arise during the recovery from a natural disaster.
The U.S. Labor Department's investigative focus on some of the nation's preeminent homebuilders is simply a reflection of the administration's longstanding interest in construction as a so-called "fissured industry".
Investigative activity among employers who are subject to federal prevailing-wage and fringe-benefits requirements could rise by more than 80% in the near future.