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2014 House Bill 5579: Prohibit employment for less than mandated wage
  1. Introduced by Rep. Margaret O'Brien (R) on May 14, 2014, to make it unlawful to employ a worker for less than $8.15 an hour beginning in December 2014, notwithstanding any voluntary agreement between the employer and employee. The current state minimum wage level mandated for hourly employees not covered by a federal wage mandate is $7.40 an hour. The bill would also increase the minimum wage for employees who receive part of their compensation in tips from $2.65 to $2.75 an hour.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on May 14, 2014.