On April 27, 2021, President Biden issued a new Executive Order that raises the federal contractor minimum wage to $15 per hour, from the current $10.95 per hour, starting January 30, 2022.
Biden’s new Executive Order is nearly a word for word retread of the Obama Administration’s Executive Order 13658 (originally setting a $10.10 federal contractor minimum wage), with some notable exceptions:
- The federal contractor minimum wage is raised to $15 per hour starting January 30, 2022
- The current tipped worker federal contractor minimum wage, setting a lower hourly minimum wage just for tipped workers, is phased out by January 1, 2024; and
- The Trump Administration exemption for certain “recreational services on federal lands” (Executive Order 13838) is revoked.
What remains the “same” is the following: