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Federal contractor minimum wage increases – new poster needed

Posted December 27, 2017

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) has made a mandatory change to the federal contractor minimum wage posting to show the 2018 rate of $10.35 per hour.

The “Worker Rights Under Executive Order 13658” posting applies to employers with new and replacement contracts covered by the executive order. The posting shows the federal minimum wage for contractors, which is adjusted annually for inflation.

J. J. Keller & Associates has updated its all-in-one Federal Contractor poster and federal contractor minimum wage stand-alone poster to show the new rate.

Employers with the Update Service from J. J. Keller & Associates will automatically receive the updated version of the poster. Customers without the Update Service will be able to order the revised Federal Contractor all-in-one poster or the stand-alone Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors Poster.

Who is required to display the federal contractor minimum wage poster?

Employers with new and replacement contracts covered by Executive Order 13658 are required to notify workers of the applicable minimum wage rate under the executive order. The executive order applies to new and replacement contracts issued on or after January 1, 2015, that fall into four major categories:

  • Procurement contracts for construction covered by the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA);
  • Service contracts covered by the Service Contract Act (SCA);
  • Concessions contracts, including any concessions contract excluded from the SCA by the DOL’s regulations at 29 CFR 4.133(b); and
  • Contracts in connection with federal property or lands and related to offering services for federal employees, their dependents, or the general public.

With respect to workers performing work on or in connection with a covered contract whose wages are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the contractor must post a notice in a prominent and accessible place where it can be readily seen by workers.

Displaying the current Worker Rights Under Executive Order 13658 poster meets this requirement.

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