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Joe Biden to issue executive order implementing $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contractors

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President Joe Biden will issue an executive order on Monday to enact a $15 an hour minimum wage for federal contractors.

The order is set to increase the hourly minimum wage for workers on federal contracts no later than March 30, 2022, almost a year from now. Biden administration officials estimate the measure will benefit hundreds of thousands of government contractors and they argue it will not enlarge the financial burden on taxpayers.

“It would not increase costs for taxpayers, because it would raise productivity and lower other costs like supervisory training costs,” a senior administration official details ⇒

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