On Sept. 19, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division published a notice in the Federal Register to announce that the minimum wage for federal contractors will increase to $10.80 per hour from the current $10.60 beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

The increase comes as result of the Obama DOL’s final rule implementing Executive Order 13658,Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors (Feb. 12, 2014), which raised the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing work on covered federal contracts to $10.10 with annual increases thereafter. This was determined by the secretary of labor in accordance with the methodology set forth in the order.

ABC’s General Counsel, Littler Mendelson, P.C., published an analysis with more information on the EO and notice.