H.R.6268 - Wage Theft Prevention and Community Partnership Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17] (Introduced 09/29/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||11/18/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections.|
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Summary: H.R.6268 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/29/2010)
Wage Theft Prevention and Community Partnership Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Labor to award one- to three-year renewable grants, on a competitive basis, to eligible partners to prevent wage and hour violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, or any related regulations, or violations of any other law enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor by: (1) informing workers of their rights and the remedies available to them; and (2) expanding and improving cooperative efforts between agencies charged with enforcing wage and hour requirements and employers and their employees.
Makes eligible for such grants such partners as: (1) not-for-profit community organizations dedicated to combating poverty and preventing abuse of wage and hour laws; (2) labor organizations; and (3) Joint Labor Management Cooperative Committees established under the Labor Management Relations Act, 1947.
Directs the Secretary to establish a Wage Theft Prevention Fund to fund such grants.
Prohibits the award of such a grant to: (1) any entity that infringes upon the organizational and collective bargaining rights guaranteed by the National Labor Relations Act; or (2) the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or any of its subsidiaries.