Introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on April 16, 2013, to make it unlawful to employ a worker for less than $7.90 an hour beginning in 2014, increasing in steps to $10 an hour in 2016, notwithstanding any voluntary agreement between the employer and employee. The rate would then be indexed to inflation and rise automatically. The current state minimum wage level mandated for hourly employees not covered by a federal wage mandate is $7.40 an hour. Full Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Commerce Committee on April 16, 2013.