S Amdt 4435 - Minimum Wage Increase Amendment - National Key Vote

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Title: Minimum Wage Increase Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that increases the minimum wage rate to $4.70 per hour during the year beginning on July 5, 1996, and to $5.15 per hour beginning July 5, 1997.


  • Excludes certain computer professionals from minimum wage and overtime requirements when they earn at least $27.63 an hour.
  • Allows an employer to waive the minimum wage increase for any employee less than 20 years old during the first 90 days of their employment and pay $4.25 per hour.
  • Excludes certain employees in Puerto Rico from the minimum wage increase.