The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published the minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing on or in connection with federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. Beginning January 1, 2017, federal contractors must pay covered workers at least $10.20 per hour. In addition, covered tipped employees performing work on or in connection with covered federal contracts must be paid a cash wage of at least $6.80 per hour.
The Executive Order was originally signed February 12, 2014, and it permits the Secretary of Labor to adjust this amount each year. The notice and an updated Worker Rights poster are available here.
Meanwhile, the rule effectuating Executive Order 13706, which requires certain federal contractors and subcontractors to provide their workers with up to seven days of paid sick leave annually, has completed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review process, according to Politico.
Under the rule as proposed, employees may use paid sick days for themselves, for a sick family member, or for absences related to sexual assault, domestic abuse, or stalking.
The Executive Order requires DOL to publish a final rule implementing the Order by September 30, 2016.