The Department of Defense, the General Services Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will soon publish interim Federal Acquisition Regulation amendments designed to implement President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts.
Recent state and local minimum-wage initiatives demonstrate that implementing a nationwide increase is neither wise nor warranted.
Our partner Tom Rebel has prepared an overview of the U.S. Labor Department's final regulations "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors" under Executive Order 13658.
Buried in the U.S. Labor Department's publication relating to "Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors" is a potential recordkeeping landmine.
Recent developments weigh against an increase in the FLSA's minimum wage.
The U.S. Labor Department has released its proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13658, President Obama's directive to raise the minimum-wage rate for workers on federal contracts from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour.
A White House report promoting a substantial jump in the FLSA's minimum wage perpetuates now-widely-disseminated propaganda about an alleged "tipped employee minimum wage" of $2.13 per hour.
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.
What might be the tradeoff for groundbreaking FLSA minimum-wage increases?