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Coming soon: $10.10 hourly wage for fed contract workers

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Under proposed regulations, the minimum wage for employees who work on new or renewed federal contracts or subcontracts, including employees with disabilities who work under special certificates, will increase to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25 an hour, beginning Jan. 1, 2015. Tipped employees of federal contractors must be paid at least $4.90 an hour. Final regs should be released shortly. The following contracts will be covered:

• Procurement contracts for construction under the Davis-Bacon Act, except contracts subject only to the Davis-Bacon Related Acts

• Procurement and non-procurement contracts exceeding $2,500 under the Service Contract Act (SCA)

• Concessions contracts, including SCA-excluded contracts (e.g., contracts to furnish food, lodging, gas, souvenirs, newspaper stands and/or recreational vehicles, including contracts to operate souvenir shops or to provide food or lodging at national parks)

• Contracts in connection with federal property or land (e.g., space leased in a federal building from a federal agency to a contractor to operate a child care facility that serves federal employees and/or the general public). (79 F.R. 34567, 6-17-14)

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