Summary: H.R.509 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/17/2007)

Minimum Wage for All Americans Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to apply federal minimum wage requirements to American Samoa.

Increases the minimum wage in American Samoa: (1) to $3.55 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after enactment of this Act; and (2) by $0.50 an hour (or such lesser amount necessary to equal the federal minimum wage), beginning six months after enactment of this Act and every six months thereafter until such minimum wage equals the federal minimum wage.

Provides that, if an employee is employed in an industry in American Samoa that, on enactment of this Act, is required under regulations concerning industries in American Samoa to pay a minimum wage rate that is higher than the minimum wage rate required by this Act, the minimum wage applicable to such employee shall be: (1) the minimum wage rate for the industry under the regulations on such enactment; and (2) increased by $0.50 an hour (or such lesser amount necessary to equal the federal minimum wage), beginning six months after enactment of this Act and every six months thereafter until such minimum wage equals the federal minimum wage.