We realize that it has been a few years since the federal contractor minimum wage regulations from Executive Order 13658 have gone into effect. Due to several questions that we have received, we have put together specific information as to what contracts are covered, what your organization should do if you are covered, and more.
Also, we are including a link to the poster for you to display, if you aren’t already, in a conspicuous place to satisfy the notice requirement of the regulations. The new poster for the 2018 increase will be officially released shortly.
What Contracts Are Covered?
First, the minimum wage regs only cover “new” contracts which are entered into or existing contracts that are modified or extended after January 1, 2015.
Second, the regs only apply to the following contracts/subcontracts:
- Procurement contracts for construction covered by the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA). It does not include construction contracts covered by DBA related acts such as the Federal-Aid Highway Acts, the Community Development Act, or the American Recovery and Investment Act.
- Service contracts covered by the Service Contract Act (SCA). Coverage of the SCA is fairly specific. A DOL fact sheet, discussing coverage of the act can be found here. If you have a service contract that does not specify that it is covered by the SCA, the regs do not apply.
- Contracts for Concessions where the federal government contracts for the provision of food, lodging, fuel, souvenirs, recreational equipment or newspaper stands in connection with the use of federal property, lands or facilities.
- Contracts in connection with federal property or lands for the provision of services to federal employees, their dependents, or the general public. The provision of supplies in support of these contracts is not covered by the regs.