Summary: H.R.2710 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2710. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/22/1993)

Wage and Hour Reform and Equity Act of 1993 - Amends the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 to suspend the running of the statute of limitations on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 during the period of a complaint or investigation until final action is taken.

Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (the Act) to require the Secretary of Labor to notify all affected employees if there is an investigation or proceeding involving actual or potential violations of the Act affecting at least 50 employees, inform them of their rights and protections, and disclose the terms of any settlement.

Removes the exemption from minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Act for teachers in elementary or secondary schools.

Prohibits: (1) discrimination or retaliation against an employee for asserting any right under the Act; or (2) interference with an employee's right to provide information in connection with an investigation or proceeding under the Act.

Provides that certain rights to bring actions do not terminate upon the filing for injunction proceedings. Allows actions for injunction proceedings to be brought by the Secretary or by one or more employees for such employees and others similarly situated. Eliminates a consent requirement for plaintiffs in certain class action suits.

Adds a civil penalty for violation of certain prohibitions. Requires publication of violations and violators.