Employment: House Passes Minimum Wage Increase

On July 18, the House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act (H.R.582), which increases the federal minimum wage to $15.00 an hour over the course of six years. Additionally, it eliminates the use of subminimum wage for people with disabilities under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act over the same six-year period. There is no scheduled action on the bill in the Senate. This is the first time that a bill to eliminate 14(c) has passed a body of Congress.

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