H.R.239 - Working Americans Growing the Economy (WAGE) Act of 2007

To increase the Federal minimum wage and to provide an alternative minimum wage as an incentive to an employer to provide health care and child care benefits. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To increase the Federal minimum wage and to provide an alternative minimum wage as an incentive to an employer to provide health care and child care benefits. as introduced.
  • Short: Working Americans Growing the Economy (WAGE) Act of 2007 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Working Americans Growing the Economy (WAGE) Act of 2007 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage to: (1) $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after enactment of this Act; (2) $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and (3) $7.25

Official Summary

Working Americans Growing the Economy (WAGE) Act of 2007 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage to:
(1) $5.85 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after enactment of this Act;
(2) $6.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and
(3) $7.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day. States that, if an employer provides an employee with health care or child care benefits of at least $2,500 per year, the applicable minimum wage rate paid to such employee shall be:
(1) $5.15 an hour, beginning on the 60th day after enactment of this Act;
(2) $5.55 an hour, beginning 12 months after that 60th day; and
(3) $6.25 an hour, beginning 24 months after that 60th day. Requires the Secretary of Labor to:
(1) define the categories of health care benefits and child care benefits which qualify an employer to pay the latter rates; and
(2) establish a method for determining the value of such benefits.

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