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The Raise The Wage Act

A new bill is making its way through the congress to raise the federal minimum wage. H.R.582 (Raise the Wage Act) was introduced in the House and S.150 was introduced in the Senate.

 

The bill will raise the minimum wage all workers including tipped employees, youth and the disabled.

 

Under this bill the federal minimum wage for employees will be raised from $7.25 to $8.40 and then increased annually by $1.10 for six years thereafter.  This would raise the minimum wage to $15.00 by year six.  After that annual increases will be determine by the Department of Labrador.

 

Tipped Employees:

Tipped Employees will also see a minimum wage increase.  The cash wage paid to Tipped Employees must be no less than $3.60 an hour 1 year after this law takes effect.  Tipped employees shall also have the right to retain any tips they receive.

 

New Hired Employees - Less Than 20 years Old:

For New Hired Employees who are less than 20 Years old, the minimum wage will go from $4.25 to $5.50 an hour effective 1 year after this law is passed.

 

Individuals with Disabilities:

Individuals with Disabilities will have their wage increase to $4.25 by 1 year after the law is passed and each year after that an increase of $2.15 for 5 years.

Sources:
H.R.582 (Raise the Wage Act)
S.150 (Raise the Wage Act)
The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938

 

By Bill Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

  
 

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