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National Park Outfitters Lose Bid to Halt Minimum Wage Mandate

Jan. 25, 2022, 5:38 PM

Private employers that conduct tours and recreational activities on federal lands, including in national parks, under U.S. government authorization will be subject to minimum wage rules starting Jan. 30, after a federal court in Colorado allowed the law to take effect while a challenge proceeds.

Duke Bradford and his company, Arkansas Valley Adventure LLC, failed to show they would likely succeed on the merits of their claims that the Department of Labor violated the U.S. Constitution and a law governing agencies by requiring wages of at least $15 per hour and overtime pay, Judge Philip A. Brimmer said Monday for ...