Prepare for Federal Worker Wage Increase With Virtual Seminar

December 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division is offering free virtual seminars this month to provide contracting agencies, contractors, unions, workers, and other stakeholders information on Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors.” 

The Federal Contract Minimum Wage Executive Order:

  • Increases the hourly minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection
    with covered federal contracts to US$15 beginning Jan. 30, 2022
  • Continues to index the federal contract minimum wage in future years to inflation
  • Eliminates the tipped minimum wage for federal contract employees by 202.
  • Ensures a $15 minimum wage for workers with disabilities performing work on, or in connection with, covered contracts
  • Restores minimum wage protections to outfitters and guides operating on federal lands.

The seminars, to be held on January 26 and 27, will include video training on the order’s requirements that participants may view at their convenience, followed by an interactive webinar with a live Q&A session. Participants may register for either date.

“The Federal Contract Minimum Wage Executive Order is good for the economy and makes progress towards reversing decades of income inequality,” said Acting Wage and Hour Administrator Jessica Looman. “This rule increases federal contracting efficiency through a boost in worker productivity, reduces turnover and absenteeism, and decreases training and supervisory costs. The increased earnings growth resulting from this Executive Order will help essential federal contract workers now and in the future.”

Register for the free seminar.