The federal contractor $15 minimum wage: Who, what, when, where, why, how

On July 22, 2021, the Department of Labor (“DoL”) issued a proposed rule that will implement Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors” (“E.O. 14026”), which President Biden signed on April 27, 2021, fulfilling a campaign-platform promise. E.O. 14026 builds on Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors,” which President Obama signed in 2014 (“Obama Order”) establishing a $10.10/hour Federal contractor minimum wage that would increase...
By: Thompson Coburn LLP