S.1062 - Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kennedy, Edward M. [D-MA] (Introduced 05/18/2005)|
|Latest Action:||05/19/2005 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 109.|
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Summary: S.1062 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/18/2005)
Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2005 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage to: (1) $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after enactment of this Act; (2) $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and (3) $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day.
Makes federal minimum wage requirements applicable to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Sets forth a transition period during which a specified minimum wage there shall be gradually increased to equal the federal minimum wage.