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DOL Plans Minimum Wage Hike for Contractors, Help for Tipped Workers

June 14, 2021


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published its spring regulatory agenda on June 11, highlighting the government’s intent to increase the minimum wage for federal contractors. Other planned actions include rulemaking to address the economic security of tipped workers and modernizing the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts regulations.

“The proposed regulatory change implementing the increase to the minimum wage for federal contractors was expected because of the president’s recent executive order mandating this,” said Craig Leen, an attorney with K&L Gates in Washington, D.C., and former director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

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