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A Colorado federal judge administratively closed a case challenging the U.S. Department of Labor's rule requiring a minimum wage increase, declining to grant either side a win before the Tenth Circuit resolves an interlocutory appeal over whether an injunction should be applied to block the rule.
A recent Arizona federal court decision handing the government a win in a suit challenging a rule raising the minimum wage for federal contractors also resolves two similar lawsuits in the Tenth Circuit and in Texas federal court, the government said.
The New Year will see the U.S. Supreme Court deciding limits on the government's ability to dismiss whistleblower False Claims Act cases, while circuit courts are expected to address the limits of procurement law. Here, Law360 looks at eight cases to watch in 2023 that have the potential to significantly impact government contractors.
A Tenth Circuit panel seemed divided Wednesday on whether President Joe Biden overstepped his authority when he mandated that federal contractors' hourly minimum wage be raised to $15, as the appellate court is mulling two outdoor groups' challenge to the wage hike.
A group of 13 states asked the Tenth Circuit to allow it to participate in oral arguments in two outdoor groups' suit challenging a rule increasing federal contractors' hourly minimum wage to $15, saying they are affected by the wage hike.
Federal courts will consider several cases in the second half of 2022 that could have major impacts on government contractors, addressing issues such as the limits of the government's procurement authority and ability to dismiss whistleblower False Claims Act cases. Here, Law360 looks at the most important cases and litigation trends in the second half of the year.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the EPA's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions doesn't back two outdoor groups' argument that a rule increasing federal contractors' hourly minimum wage to $15 is unlawful, the government told the Tenth Circuit on Monday.
Two outdoor groups told a Tenth Circuit panel it should reject arguments from the U.S. Department of Labor that the president can raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $15 an hour, arguing that the businesses aren't bound by the law being used to mandate the change.
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.
The U.S. Department of Labor urged the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday not to block the agency from applying a rule raising federal contractor employees' minimum wage to seasonal recreational companies, saying the businesses are unlikely to succeed in their challenge to the higher pay.