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John J Tuchi
Republican attorneys general from five states plan on asking the Ninth Circuit to flip an Arizona federal judge's ruling that President Joe Biden had the authority to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour.
One year after the implementation of a U.S. Department of Labor rule raising the hourly minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15, employers have had to adjust to the change, even as part of the regulation is on hold pending a Tenth Circuit ruling. Here, Law360 explores the status of the rule a year later.
Recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings reining in federal agencies that overstep their mandate from Congress are likely to be the anchor of legal challenges to recent Wage and Hour Division rules, former agency officials told Law360.
The U.S. Department of Labor defeated a lawsuit brought by five states challenging a rule raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, with an Arizona federal judge finding President Joe Biden had the authority to implement the increase.
A group of labor organizations and unions urged two federal judges to toss a pair of lawsuits challenging President Joe Biden's executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, saying the president has the power to mandate the wage hike under federal procurement law.
The Democratic attorneys general of 20 states and the District of Columbia voiced opposition to a lawsuit filed by five of their Republican counterparts challenging President Joe Biden's order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors.
A coalition of unions and nonprofits has encouraged the Tenth Circuit to allow enforcement of regulations increasing federal contractors' minimum hourly wage to $15, telling the court a federal judge rightly shot down a group of Colorado outdoor adventure companies' request to block the policy.
Five attorneys general urged an Arizona federal judge to halt a rule mandating a raise in the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour, saying President Joe Biden couldn't impose a blanket wage increase nationwide.