How Government Contractors Can Prepare for Minimum Wage Executive Order
Government Contracts Partner Eric Crusius spoke with Government Matters about a recent Executive Order from President Joe Biden raising the minimum wage for federal contractor employees to $15/hour. Although the order will not be implemented until Jan. 30, 2022, agencies are encouraged to adopt the policy and raise wages before then. Mr. Crusius said he expects the services industry to be most affected, especially employees at call centers or in cleaning and maintenance jobs. He also advised contractors to save records to show the changes in wages for employees, as there may be an opportunity to work with agencies and receive a price adjustment for the difference. Beyond the executive order, Mr. Crusius briefly commented on the JEDI contract case, still in the litigation process after more than two years.