President’s Minimum Wage Rule Challenged in Federal Court

Case claims Congress alone can creating laws that “bind the public.”

Following President Biden’s executive order from April 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule in November that increased the minimum wage to $15 for employees working on or connected to federal contracts. This has prompted a lawsuit in the Colorado U.S. District Court by trade and adventure associations.

The federal rule stated that raising the minimum wage “enhances worker productivity and generates higher-quality work by boosting workers’ health, morale, and effort; reducing absenteeism and turnover; and lowering supervisory and training costs.”

The suit claims that the president’s administration has no constitutional authority to change minimum wage and that Congress alone holds that authority. The costs to companies that relate to complying with the federal rule could run into the millions and could put some firms out of business.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the federal judges who hear cases regarding the constitutional authority of the president and Congress.
  • For Labor Secretary Walsh to seek God’s direction as he heads his department.
  • For the president and his advisors as they interpret the country’s laws and regulations.

Sources: Just The News, Colorado Sun


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