COntracted Employees Minimum Wage Update
Governor Wolf signed an executive order that increased pay for employees under the governor’s jurisdiction to no less than $12 an hour on July 1, 2018 and raised the wage by 50 cents a year until reaching at least $15 per hour in 2024. This executive order also covered employees of state contractors, those that lease property to the commonwealth and employees that perform direct services to the commonwealth or spend at least 20 percent of their working time on ancillary services related to the contract or lease.
Several of our members were concerned about this. Thanks to Barb Kasprzyk and AAA we received the following answer.
“It is not intended for the Enhanced Minimum Wage provisions to apply to a contract where services are being provided directly to citizens (similar to grants and Medicaid provider agreements) and not the Commonwealth, especially where the Commonwealth is not paying for any services.”