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Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1989

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Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1989

Short Titles as Introduced

Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1989

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Minimum Wage Restoration Act of 1989

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to restore the minimum wage to a fair and equitable rate, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (11)

Date
06/14/1989Failed of passage in House over veto: On passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 247 - 178 (Roll no. 86).
06/13/1989Vetoed by President.
06/13/1989Presented to President.
05/17/1989Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 63-37. Record Vote No: 68.
05/11/1989Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by recorded vote: 247 - 172 (Roll no. 52).
05/08/1989Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 101-47 filed. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.
05/02/1989Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
04/12/1989Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate in lieu of S. 4 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 62-37. Record Vote No: 39.
03/23/1989Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 171 (Roll No. 16).
03/20/1989Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 101-11.
01/03/1989Introduced in House

All Actions (79)

Date Chamber
06/14/1989HouseOn motion to refer the bill and the accompanying veto message to the Committee on Education and Labor. Agreed to without objection.
06/14/1989HouseMotion to refer the bill and accompanying veto message to the Committee on Education and Labor.
06/14/1989HouseOn passage, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding Failed by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 247 - 178 (Roll no. 86).
06/14/1989-5:00pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
06/14/1989-3:50pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to pass the bill upon reconsideration, the objections of the President to the contrary notwithstanding.
06/14/1989The Chair announced the unfinished business to be the consideration of the veto.
06/13/1989Vetoed by President.
06/13/1989HousePresented to President.
06/13/1989HouseOn motion to postpone consideration of the veto message until June 14. Agreed to by voice vote.
06/13/1989HouseMr. Hawkins moved to postpone consideration of the veto message until June 14.
06/13/1989-3:17pmHousePRINTING AS A HOUSE DOCUMENT - The Chair announced that the message from the President containing the veto of H.R. 2 would be spread at large upon the Journal and that the message would be printed as a House document.
06/13/1989HouseThe Chair laid before the House the veto message from the President.
06/13/1989SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
05/18/1989SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
05/17/1989SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 63-37. Record Vote No: 68.
05/17/1989SenateConference report considered in Senate.
05/17/1989SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
05/11/1989-1:19pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by recorded vote: 247 - 172 (Roll no. 52).
05/11/1989-1:19pmHouseMotions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/11/1989-1:01pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
05/11/1989-12:13pmHouseDEBATE - The House resumed debate on the conference report.
05/11/1989-11:45amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report.
05/11/1989-11:44amHouseMr. Hawkins brought up conference report H.Rept. 101-47 for consideration as a privileged matter.
05/09/1989SenateConference papers: Senate report and managers' statement held at the desk in Senate.
05/08/1989-2:00pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 101-47 filed. Filed late, pursuant to previous special order.
05/08/1989HouseMr. Hawkins asked unanimous consent that managers on the part of the House have until midnight on May 8 to file a conference report on H.R. 2. Agreed to without objection.
05/02/1989-5:53pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Both Chambers
04/18/1989-1:27pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees for consideration of sec. 115 and title II of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Rostenkowski, Jacobs, and Archer.
04/18/1989-1:27pmHouseThe chair appointed conferees for consideration of the House bill, and the Senate amendment (except sec. 115 and title II), and modifications committed to conference: Hawkins, Murphy, Ford (MI), Clay, Williams, Hayes (IL), Perkins, Payne (NJ), Goodling, Petri, Bartlett, Armey, and Fawell.
04/18/1989-1:27pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/18/1989-1:27pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 408 - 0 (Roll no. 31).
04/18/1989-12:46pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees.
04/18/1989-12:45pmHouseMr. Dannemeyer moved that the House instruct conferees to agree to section 204 of the Senate amendment.
04/18/1989-12:39pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
04/18/1989-12:39pmHouseMr. Hawkins asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
04/18/1989SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
04/17/1989SenateSenate appointed conferees. Kennedy; Metzenbaum; Simon; Hatch; Jeffords.
04/12/1989SenateSenate insisted on its amendments, requested a conference.
04/12/1989SenatePassed Senate in lieu of S. 4 with an amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 62-37. Record Vote No: 39.
04/12/1989SenateSenate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 4 amended.
04/12/1989SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
04/04/1989SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 35.
03/23/1989-2:52pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/23/1989-2:52pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 248 - 171 (Roll No. 16).
03/23/1989-2:33pmHouseThe House adopted the amendment as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
03/23/1989-2:33pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/23/1989-2:32pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2.
03/23/1989-2:32pmHouseH.Amdt.7 On agreeing to the Miller (CA) amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 98 - 321 (Roll no. 15).
03/23/1989-1:55pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 111, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with thirty minutes of debate on the amendment.
03/23/1989-1:55pmHouseH.Amdt.7 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Miller (CA).
03/23/1989-1:54pmHouseH.Amdt.6 On agreeing to the Murphy amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 240 - 179 (Roll no. 14).
03/23/1989-12:18pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 111, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the amendment.
03/23/1989-12:17pmHouseH.Amdt.6 Amendment (A002) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Murphy.
03/23/1989-12:16pmHouseH.Amdt.5 On agreeing to the Goodling amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 198 - 218 (Roll no. 13).
03/23/1989-10:43amHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to H.Res. 111, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of debate on the amendment.
03/23/1989-10:42amHouseH.Amdt.5 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Goodling.
03/23/1989-10:40amHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Joe Moakley to act as Chairman of the Committee.
03/23/1989-10:40amHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 111 and Rule XXIII.
03/23/1989-10:40amHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
03/22/1989-7:19pmHouseCommittee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 2 as unfinished business.
03/22/1989-5:17pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with two hours of general debate.
03/22/1989-5:17pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Joe Moakley to act as Chairman of the Committee.
03/22/1989-5:17pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 111 and Rule XXIII.
03/22/1989-5:12pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. All points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with the provisions of clause 2(l)(6) of rule XI are waived. It shall be in order to consider the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment to said substitute shall be in order except those amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution; said amendments shall be considered in the order and in the manner specified, and shall be considered as having been read. Each amendme...
03/22/1989-5:12pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 111.
03/22/1989-5:07pmHouseRule H. Res. 111 passed House.
03/21/1989-5:34pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 111 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2 with 2 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. All points of order against consideration of the bill for failure to comply with the provisions of clause 2(l)(6) of rule XI are waived. It shall be in order to consider the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment to said substitute shall be in order except those amendments printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution; said amendments shall be considered in the order and in the manner specified, and shall be considered as having been read. Each amendme...
03/20/1989HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 7.
03/20/1989HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 101-11.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
03/14/1989HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
03/14/1989HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
03/14/1989HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
03/09/1989HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor Standards
03/09/1989HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor Standards
03/09/1989HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor Standards
03/02/1989HouseExecutive Comment Requested from Labor.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
02/07/1989HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Labor Standards.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
01/03/1989HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
01/03/1989HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (100)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Murphy, Austin J. [D-PA-22]* 01/03/1989
Rep. Ford, William D. [D-MI-15] 03/15/1989
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 03/15/1989
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Williams, Pat [D-MT-1] 03/15/1989
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12] 03/15/1989
Rep. Hayes, Charles A. [D-IL-1] 03/15/1989
Rep. Perkins, Carl C. [D-KY-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-20] 03/15/1989
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-22] 03/15/1989
Rep. Unsoeld, Jolene [D-WA-3] 03/15/1989
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-4] 03/15/1989
Rep. Jontz, Jim [D-IN-5] 03/15/1989
Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Solarz, Stephen J. [D-NY-13] 03/15/1989
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 03/15/1989
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-1] 03/15/1989
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Annunzio, Frank [D-IL-11] 03/15/1989
Rep. Atkins, Chester G. [D-MA-5] 03/15/1989
Rep. AuCoin, Les [D-OR-1] 03/15/1989
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 03/15/1989
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 03/15/1989
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6] 03/15/1989
Rep. Brennan, Joseph E. [D-ME-1] 03/15/1989
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-36] 03/15/1989
Rep. Chandler, Rod D. [R-WA-8] 03/15/1989
Rep. Collins, Cardiss [D-IL-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 03/15/1989
Rep. Crockett, George W., Jr. [D-MI-13] 03/15/1989
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 03/15/1989
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-8] 03/15/1989
Rep. de Lugo, Ron [D-VI-At Large] 03/15/1989
Rep. Dixon, Julian C. [D-CA-28] 03/15/1989
Rep. Downey, Thomas J. [D-NY-2] 03/15/1989
Rep. Dwyer, Bernard J. [D-NJ-6] 03/15/1989
Rep. Dymally, Mervyn M. [D-CA-31] 03/15/1989
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 03/15/1989
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-19] 03/15/1989
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 03/15/1989
Rep. Fascell, Dante B. [D-FL-19] 03/15/1989
Rep. Fauntroy, Walter E. [D-DC-At Large] 03/15/1989
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4] 03/15/1989
Rep. Feighan, Edward F. [D-OH-19] 03/15/1989
Rep. Flake, Floyd H. [D-NY-6] 03/15/1989
Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1] 03/15/1989
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 03/15/1989
Rep. Garcia, Robert [D-NY-18] 03/15/1989
Rep. Gonzalez, Henry B. [D-TX-20] 03/15/1989
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 03/15/1989
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8] 03/15/1989
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1] 03/15/1989
Rep. Kolter, Joseph P. [D-PA-4] 03/15/1989
Rep. Lehman, Richard H. [D-CA-18] 03/15/1989
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-17] 03/15/1989
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-5] 03/15/1989
Rep. McCloskey, Frank [D-IN-8] 03/15/1989
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-9] 03/15/1989
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3] 03/15/1989
Rep. Mavroules, Nicholas [D-MA-6] 03/15/1989
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9] 03/15/1989
Rep. Morrison, Bruce A. [D-CT-3] 03/15/1989
Rep. Mrazek, Robert J. [D-NY-3] 03/15/1989
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 03/15/1989
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 03/15/1989
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7] 03/15/1989
Rep. Owens, Wayne [D-UT-2] 03/15/1989
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] 03/15/1989
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-5] 03/15/1989
Rep. Pepper, Claude [D-FL-18] 03/15/1989
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-16] 03/15/1989
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 03/15/1989
Rep. Roybal, Edward R. [D-CA-25] 03/15/1989
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 03/15/1989
Rep. Sikorski, Gerry E. [D-MN-6] 03/15/1989
Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16] 03/15/1989
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-21] 03/15/1989
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10] 03/15/1989
Rep. Swift, Al [D-WA-2] 03/15/1989
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 03/15/1989
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11] 03/15/1989
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 03/15/1989
Rep. Traxler, Bob [D-MI-8] 03/15/1989
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] 03/15/1989
Rep. Walgren, Doug [D-PA-18] 03/15/1989
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-24] 03/15/1989
Rep. Weiss, Ted [D-NY-17] 03/15/1989
Rep. Wheat, Alan [D-MO-5] 03/15/1989
Rep. Wolpe, Howard E. [D-MI-3] 03/15/1989
Rep. Ford, Harold E. [D-TN-9] 03/20/1989
Rep. Gray, William H., III [D-PA-2] 03/20/1989
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 03/20/1989
Rep. Levine, Mel [D-CA-27] 03/20/1989
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-23] 03/20/1989
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-30] 03/20/1989
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-13] 03/20/1989
Rep. Savage, Gus [D-IL-2] 03/20/1989

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor01/03/1989 Referred to
03/14/1989 Hearings by
03/14/1989 Markup by
03/20/1989 Reported by H.Rept 101-11
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Labor Standards02/07/1989 Referred to
03/09/1989 Hearings by
03/09/1989 Markup by
03/09/1989 Reported by

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Latest Summary (5)

There are 5 summaries for H.R.2. View summaries

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Conference report filed in House (05/08/1989)

Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1989 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (the Act) to increase the minimum wage per hour from $3.35 in 1989 to: (1) $3.85 in FY 1990; (2) $4.25 in FY 1991; and (3) $4.55 in FY 1992 and thereafter.

Provides for annual adjustments of the minimum wage. Directs the Minimum Wage Review Board (established by this Act), by January 1, 1992, to review current economic data on wages, prices, and other economic indicators and determine how the minimum wage rate should be adjusted. Directs the Board, by October 1, 1992, to transmit to the Congress a recommendation to adjust the rate, including an estimate of the economic effects of doing so. Directs the Board to conduct such reviews and transmit such recommendations annually.

Establishes the Minimum Wage Review Board, composed of five members appointed by certain congressional officers.

Increases the small business exemption by revising the definition of an enterprise engaged in commerce for purposes of coverage under the Act ("the enterprise test"). Exempts from such coverage those businesses whose annual gross volume of sales or business is less than $500,000 (currently $362,500), effective October 1, 1989. Requires employers who were covered in 1988, but who are exempt under the new threshold, to continue to pay the $3.35 per hour minimum wage (and continue to be covered by overtime and child labor provisions of the Act).

Removes the Virgin Islands from coverage by provisions for special industry committee minimum wage determinations and orders, including those involving employment under special certificates for learners, apprentices, and messengers and for students. Adds references to American Samoa under such provisions (American Samoa is currently covered by such provisions through references under other special minimum wage provisions). Removes references to Puerto Rico under such provisions, but continues and revises the special minimum wage treatment of Puerto Rico as follows: (1) in addition to designated types of employees (Federal, hotel, motel, restaurant, and food service) entitled to receive the full Federal minimum wage, employees in industries averaging $4.65 or more per hour would be so entitled; (2) employees in industries averaging from $4.00 to $4.64 per hour would receive the full rate by October 1, 1993, after a four-year period of gradual increases; (3) employees in industries averaging less than $4.00 per hour would receive the full rate by October 1, 1994, after a five-year period of gradual increases; and (4) employees of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a municipality or other governmental entity of the Commonwealth, in categories averaging less than $4.00 per hour and covered by 1985 amendments to the Act, would receive the full rate by October 1, 1995, after a six-year period of gradual increases.

Increases the tip credit under the Act from 40 percent to 45 percent for FY 1990 and to 50 percent for FY 1991 and thereafter. (The tip credit deems the amount paid to a tipped employee, for minimum wage purposes, to be increased by an amount determined by the employer, but not by an amount in excess of the specified percentage of the applicable minimum wage rate.)

Allows employers to pay a training wage at less than the minimum wage rate. Allows such training wage to be paid only: (1) until the employee has been employed a cumulative total of 60 days by all employers who are required to withhold payroll taxes for such employee; and (2) while such eligible employee is engaged in on-the-job training which is at least 30 days in duration. Prohibits payment of such training wage to migrant or seasonal agricultural workers or nonimmigrant aliens. Makes the individual responsible for providing proof of previous periods of employment with other employers. Allows such training wage to be paid only during the period from October 1, 1989, to September 30, 1992. Sets such training wage at: (1) not less than $3.35 per hour during the year beginning October 1, 1989; and (2) beginning October 1, 1990, not less than $3.35 per hour or 85 percent of the minimum wage, whichever is greater. Prohibits layoffs or termination of employment or reduction of the number of regular employees because of the training wage. Prohibits employee hours at the training wage during any month from exceeding one-fourth of all employee hours in the establishment. Sets forth notice requirements and enforcement provisions. Directs the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) to report to the Congress by July 1, 1992, on the effectiveness of the training wage.

Exempts from overtime provisions of the Act up to ten hours in any workweek if during such time the employee is receiving certain remedial education.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that the rights and protections of the Act should apply to employees of the Senate or any office thereof. Directs the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, within 180 days after the first minimum wage increase under this Act, to report a resolution which applies such rights and protection to Senate employees and establishes the scope of such coverage and remedies, enforcement, and other necessary procedures.

Applies the rights and protections under the Act to any employee in an employment position in, and any employing authority of, the House of Representatives, or under the Architect of the Capitol, using remedies and procedures under the Fair Employment Practices Resolution.

Adds civil penalties for repeated or willful violations of specified provisions of the Act.

Directs the Secretary, within 90 days, to promulgate regulations that interpret a specified professional exemption from overtime provisions under the Act to include computer systems analysts, software engineers, and other similarly skilled professional workers, even if such employees are compensated on an hourly basis, as long as they are compensated at an hourly rate at least six and one-half times greater than the minimum.

Directs the Minimum Wage Review Board to contract with the Secretary to provide for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to conduct: (1) a study of the impact of increasing the Federal minimum wage on rural areas and high unemployment areas; and (2) specified surveys and research on the characteristics of minimum wage employment and the impact of modification of the scope of coverage and minimum wage levels under the Act. Directs the Board to submit to specified congressional committees the results of such studies and surveys, which are to be completed by specified deadlines.