Back to News

Governor Wolf Raises Minimum Wage for State Employees and Contractors

Published on

March 8, 2016
Share

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for state employees to $10.15 per hour. The executive order also covers employees of government contractors and lessees, provided that the employees perform direct services to the Commonwealth or spend at least 20 percent of their working time on ancillary services related to a government contract or lease. The executive order calls for an annual increase in wages from $10.15, keyed to the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.

The executive order is part of Governor Wolf’s “Jobs That Pay” initiative. The wage increase will take effect for all government employees immediately and on contracts solicited or bilaterally modified on or after July 1, 2016.

The text of the Executive Order is available here.


News Alert
June 23, 2022

EEOC Updates Guidance on Employer Use of Assessment Software, Algorithms and AI

On May 12, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued ...

Learn More
News Alert
May 25, 2022

Losing the Forest for the Trees: Third Circuit Reverses NLRB in ‘Joke’ v. ‘Threat’ ULP Case

It was all a joke. That’s what the Third Circuit Court of Appeals conclud...

Learn More
News Alert
April 20, 2022

Temporary I-9 Policies Related to COVID-19 Ending Soon

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it ...

Learn More

Get in Touch

Our attorneys, paralegals and staff look forward to hearing from you. Please reach out to let us know how we can help.

Get In Touch
RECOGNIZED IN
Super Lawyers
Best Law Firms US News
Best Lawyers