House approves minimum wage increase
Monday, August 5, 2019

House approves minimum wage increase

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

On July 18, the House passed the Raise the Wage Act, which as modified would boost the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. The President has threatened a veto and it is unlikely to be taken up by the Senate this year.

The voted followed a sweetener adopted by the House Rules Committee on July 16, which made H.R. 582 more palatable by extending the phase-in period by a year, moving the $15 an hour minimum wage effective date from October 1, 2024, to October 1, 2025. The figures reported in the Payroll Management Guide Report Letter 2612, dated July 22, 2019, were erroneous.

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