Summary: H.R.2928 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2928. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/23/1999)

Minimum Wage State Flexibility Act of 1999 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to allow a State to preempt the Federal minimum wage if the State: (1) sets a minimum wage rate of at least $5.15 per hour (the current Federal minimum wage); and (2) applies that rate to as many workers in the State as would otherwise be covered by the Federal minimum wage rate.

Authorizes the State Governor to suspend for up to one year State minimum wage rates which exceed $5.15 per hour for all or part of the State if: (1) the State cannot achieve work participation rates or other responsibilities under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; (2) all or part of the State has experienced an increased rate of unemployment; or (3) the State experienced an economic slowdown as measured by the gross State product.