All Information (Except Text) for S.150 - Raise the Wage Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 01/16/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/16/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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|01/16/2019||Introduced in Senate|
01/16/2019 Introduced in Senate
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|01/16/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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01/16/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
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|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||01/16/2019||Referred to|
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Introduced in Senate (01/16/2019)
Raise the Wage Act
This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old.
The bill sets forth a schedule of annual increases in the federal minimum wage for individuals with disabilities. The Department of Labor shall no longer issue special certificates for the payment of subminimum wages to such individuals after the final wage increase under this bill for such individuals takes effect.
Labor shall provide, upon request, technical assistance and information to employers to: (1) help them transition their practices to comply with wage increases and other requirements under this bill for individuals with disabilities, and (2) ensure continuing employment opportunities for such individuals.
The bill eliminates the separate minimum wage requirements for tipped, newly hired, and disabled employees. After a specified period, these employees shall be paid the same minimum wage as regular employees.
Labor must publish any increase in the minimum wage in the Federal Register and on its website 60 days before it takes effect.