Post-Labor Day: What's Up, Congress?
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With Labor Day behind us, here's a list of some of the legislation in Congress affecting workers and businesses:
H.R. 2, the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. This act was passed by both the House and the Senate. It incrementally raises the federal minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 per hour, with the final stage taking place in July 2009.
S.367, the Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act. This act prohibits the "import, export, and sale of goods made with sweatshop labor"
S.766, the Paycheck Fairness Act, "to provide more effective remedies of victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex"
H.R. 2442, the Rural America Job Assistance and Creation Act, "To provide job creation and assistance"
H.R. 2132, the Small Business Health Plans Act of 2007
H.R. 1012, the Small Business Growth Act of 2007