Minimum Wage Requirement Added to the FAR

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The FAR Counsel has amended the FAR to incorporate the $10.10 minimum wage requirement originally set forth in Executive Order 13658. The new FAR sections are Subpart 22.19 “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors” and FAR clause 52.222-55 “Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658.” This clause applies to construction and service contracts and will be included in solicitations issued after December 15, 2014. The minimum wage will be adjusted annually by the Department of Labor. The clause also must be flowed down to any subcontracts subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA) …read more

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