On September 20, 2016, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division issued a notice to announce the applicable minimum wage for workers performing work on or in connection with certain federal contracts. Executive Order 13658, “Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors,” raised the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors performing work on covered federal contracts to $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015, and called for the Secretary of Labor to determine the hourly minimum wage annually. In the notice, the DOL informed contractors and subcontractors that the minimum wage rate will increase to $10.20 per hour (from $10.15 per hour) for workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts. The minimum wage rate will be increased to $6.80 per hour (from $5.85 per hour) for tipped employees. The increased minimum wage goes into effect on January 1, 2017. (81 Fed. Reg. 64,513, 9/20/16)