The U.S. Department of Labor proposed a new rule to establish standards and procedures to implement and enforce President Biden’s Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors Executive Order.
Included in the new rule:
- Increasing the minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts to $15 per hour beginning January 30, 2022.
- Continuing to index the federal contract minimum wage in future years to an inflation measure.
- Eliminate the tipped minimum wage for federal contract workers by 2024.
- Ensuring a $15 minimum wage for workers with disabilities performing work on or in connection with covered contracts.
- Restoring minimum wage protection to outfitters and guides operating on federal lands.
ANCOR is tracking this issue for policy intent and comparison as direct care wages are routinely funded below $15 per hour.
Written comments can be made by August 23, 2021 electronically at http://www.regulations.gov under the “submit a comment” tab or by regular mail to the Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Attn: Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235-AA41, Room S-352, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 2021.