Department of Labor Issues Fact Sheet on Raising the Minimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities Under Executive Order 13658

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On December 09, 2014 (EST)

In early December, 2014, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Fact Sheet on Raising the Minimum Wage for Workers with Disabilities Under Executive Order 13658. Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors” was signed by President Obama on February 12, 2014. This Order establishes a minimum wage to be paid to workers performing on or in connection with a covered contract with the Federal Government. Workers covered by this Executive Order, including workers with disabilities whose wages are determined pursuant to certificates issued under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Every covered worker performing work on or in connection with a covered contract must be paid no less than $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015. Beginning January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, this amount may be increased to an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor based on inflation.

For an overview of the general provisions of the final rule implementing Executive Order 13658, including coverage requirements, see Fact Sheet: Final Rule to Implement Executive Order 13658,

To access a PDF version of this Fact Sheet, please click on View Page Now or go to: http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/eo13658/EO-factsheet.htm



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