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Text of the WAGES Act

This bill was introduced on February 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 10, 2011 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 631

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 2011

(for herself, Mr. Filner, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Ms. McCollum, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Tonko, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Ms. Lee of California, and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to establish a base minimum wage for tipped employees.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Working for Adequate Gains for Employment in Services Act or WAGES Act.

2.

Base minimum wage for tipped employees

Section 3(m)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 203(m)(1)) is amended by adding before the semicolon the following:

, except that, for purposes of this paragraph, the cash wage paid such employee shall be not less than—

(A)

$3.75 an hour beginning 90 days after the date of enactment of the Working for Adequate Gains for Employment in Services Act;

(B)

$5.00 an hour beginning 1 year after the date on which the change required by subparagraph (A) takes effect; and

(C)

beginning 2 years after the date on which the change required by subparagraph (A) takes effect and adjusted as necessary thereafter, 70 percent of the wage in effect under section 6(a)(1) but in no case less than $5.50 an hour.

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3.

Publication of notice

Section 6 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 206) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(h)

Not later than 10 days prior to the effective date of any increase in the minimum wage for tipped employees in accordance with section 3(m)(1), the Secretary shall publish (in the Federal Register and on the Internet website of the Department of Labor) a notice announcing the adjusted required wage.

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