S. 2697: Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act

A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 to prevent wage theft and assist in the recovery of stolen wages, to authorize the Secretary of Labor to administer grants to prevent wage and hour violations, and for other purposes.

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Mar 16, 2016


Referred to Committee on Mar 16, 2016

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 16, 2016, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Patty Murray

Senior Senator from Washington



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Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016
Length: 40 pages


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Mar 16, 2016

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Passed Senate

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Signed by the President

S. 2697 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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