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Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Increase

The minimum wage for federal contractors will increase to $10.15 per hour as of January 1, 2016. The wage requirement applies to new and replacement contracts (solicited on or after January 1, 2015) with employers covered by the Service Contract Act or any employer who handles concessions and services in connection with Federal property or lands. We recommend that employers review the pay rates of their employees and plan any changes necessary to comply with the rate increase.

Also of note for federal contractors: starting this January, employers with federal contracts entered into or modified after January 11, 2016 and totaling more than $10,000 may not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any employee or applicant because the employee or applicant has disclosed their own compensation or inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of others. Compensation here includes both pay and benefits.

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