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S.1737: Minimum Wage Fairness Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 39 (38 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced Nov. 19, 2013
Latest Major Action April 2, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
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Bill Summary

Minimum Wage Fairness Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to increase the federal minimum wage for employees to: (1) $8.20 an hour beginning on the first day of the sixth month after the enactment of this Act, (2) $9.15 an hour beginning one year after the date of such initial increase, (3) $10.10 an hour beginning two years after such date, and (4) the amount determined by the Secretary of Labor (based on increases in the Consumer Price Index) beginning three years after such date and annually thereafter.

Increases the federal minimum wage for tipped employees to $3.00 an hour for one year beginning on the first day of the sixth month after the enactment of this Act. Provides a formula for subsequent annual adjustments of the minimum wage for tipped employees until it equals 70% of the wage in effect under FLSA for other employees.

Directs the Secretary of Labor, 60 days before any increase in the minimum wage, to publish it in the Federal Regi...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S2043)
April 1, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1883)
March 31, 2014 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate. (consideration: CR S1860)
Nov. 20, 2013 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 250.
Nov. 19, 2013 Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.