2022 Executive Order Minimum Wage Rates

On September 16, 2021 the WHD published the 2022 minimum wage under EO 13658 as $11.25 / hour, and for tipped employees the minimum cash wage payable as $7.90 / hour. Additionally, the $15 / hour ($10.50 / hour cash wage for tipped employees) minimum wage rates required by EO 14026 take effect for new, amended and options (exercised by government) contracts made on or after January 30, 2022. On July 21, 2021, the WHD published a Proposed Rule for the new EO, which will operate side by side with the old EO regulations (and are essentially the same) until all covered contracts become subject to the new EO.