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Federal contractors have to pay higher minimum wage in 2018

On September 15, 2017, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor announced the new minimum wage rate that government contractors will have to pay in 2018: $10.35 an hour. This is an increase from the current rate of $10.20 an hour.

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Government contractors must comply with two new employment rules on January 1, 2017

In 2017, government contractors must comply with two new requirements for their employees: an increased minimum wage rate and paid sick leave.

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New minimum wage for Federal government contractors goes into effect on January 1, 2016

The U.S. Secretary of Labor has announced that the new minimum wage applicable to most employees of Federal government contractors is $10.15. The new minimum wage rate becomes effective on January 1, 2016.

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President considering executive order to require government contractors to provide paid sick leave

Update: On Labor Day (September 7, 2015), President Barack Obama signed an executive order requiring all government contractors to provide paid sick leave.

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