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

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