BILL INTRODUCED TO SENATE IN APRIL WILL INCREASE MINIMUM WAGE TO $10.35 IN JANUARY, $15 BY 2023

AN ACT INCREASING THE REGULAR MINIMUM WAGE TO FIFTEEN DOLLARS PER HOUR BY 2023, INCREASING AND PHASING OUT THE TIPPED EMPLOYEE MINIMUM WAGE THROUGH 2025, PROVIDING FOR INFLATIONARY ADJUSTMENTS TO THE MINIMUM WAGE BASED UPON INCREASES IN THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, REPEALING THE SUBMINIMUM WAGE FOR SPECIFIED WORKERS, AND REPEALING EXEMPTIONS FROM THE MINIMUM WAGE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND DOMESTIC WORKERS


(1)Effective January 1, 2022, ten dollars and thirty-five cents ($10.35) per hour 21 or the minimum wage set forth in paragraph 1 of section 6(a) of the Fair Labor 22 Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(a)(1), as that wage may change from time to 23 time, whichever is higher, except as otherwise provided in this section. 24


(2) Effective January 1, 2023, fifteen dollars ($15.00) per hour or the minimum 25 wage set forth in paragraph 1 of section 6(a) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, 26 29 U.S.C. § 206(a)(1), as that wage may change from time to time, whichever 27 is higher, except as otherwise provided in this section. 28


(3) Beginning September 30, 2023, and on each September 30 thereafter, the 29 Commissioner of Labor shall calculate an adjusted minimum wage rate using 30 the Consumer Price Index (All 29 Urban Consumers, U.S. City Average for 31 All Items), CPI-I, or its successor index, as calculated by the U.S. Department 32 of Labor for the 12-month period preceding the previous September 1. Each 33 adjusted minimum wage rate calculated shall be published on September 30 34 and take effect on the following January 1.


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