To help ring in a successful new year, we are back with our yearly update to let employers know about certain upcoming legislation slated to take effect in 2016 under federal law and Illinois, California, New York, Michigan, Texas, District of Columbia and Georgia law. Federal Law Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors: Two years ago, President Obama signed Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors,” setting hourly minimum wages to be paid by federal contractors for work performed in connection with covered contracts with the federal government. On January 1, 2015, the minimum wage requirement was set to at least $10.10 per hour. Effective January 1, 2016, the minimum wage rate is set to increase to $10.15 per hour. The Order applies to (1) procurement contracts for services covered under the Service Contract Act, (2) procurement contracts for construction covered under the Davis Bacon Act, (3) concession contracts, and (4) contracts entered into in connection with federal property or lands that are related to the offering services for federal employees, their dependents, or the general public.Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation: Effective January 11, 2016, under Executive Order 13665 (which amends Executive Order 11246), federal contractors are… Read full this story
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