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Introduced in House (03/08/2000)

Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to increase the Federal minimum wage (currently $5.15 per hour) to: (1) $5.48 per hour during the year beginning April 1, 2000; (2) $5.81 per hour during the year beginning April 1, 2001; and (3) $6.15 per hour beginning April 1, 2002.

(Sec. 2) Revises an exemption from FLSA minimum wage and overtime compensation requirements for certain computer professionals to include computer network and database analysts, and computer systems, network, and database designers and developers.

(Sec. 3) Exempts from FLSA minimum wage and overtime compensation requirements any employee in a sales position, if: (1) the employee has specialized or technical knowledge related to products or services being sold; (2) the employee's sales are predominantly to persons who are entities to whom the employee has made previous sales or the employee's position does not involve initiating sales contacts; (3) the employee has a detailed understanding of customers' needs and exercises discretion in offering a variety of products and services; (4) the employee receives a base compensation at a specified minimum rate and additional compensation based on sales attributable to the employee; (5) the employee's aggregate compensation based upon sales reaches a specified minimum level; and (6) the rate of annual compensation or base compensation for an employee who did not work for an employer for an entire calendar year is prorated to reflect annual compensation which would have been earned if the employee had been compensated at the same rate for the entire calendar year. Makes such exemption inapplicable to individuals employed as route sales drivers.

(Sec. 4) Exempts licensed funeral directors and licensed embalmers from FLSA minimum wage and overtime compensation requirements.

(Sec. 5) Allows 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.