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February 4, 2022 • News

Hourly Minimum Wage for Certain Federal Contractors Increased to $15

The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2022-1 (FAB) which clarified Executive Order 14026 (EO 14026) minimum wage requirements for:

Generally, the following four types of contracts are covered by the EO 14026:

The initial minimum hourly wage for employees who are working on a covered contract is $15.00 ($10.50 for tipped workers; however, contractors must increase the cash wage paid if the worker does not receive enough tips in the workweek to equal the minimum wage rate.

Other important details of FAB 2022-1:

Certain exclusions to EO 14026 may apply. More information can be found at Field Assistance Bulletin: 2022-1 (

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