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DOL/ESA RIN: 1215-AB13 Publication ID: Spring 2008 
Title: Amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act 
Abstract: Small Business Job Protection Act of 1996 (H.R. 3448) enacted on August 20, 1996 (Pub. L. 104-188, title II) amended the Portal-to-Portal Act (PA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veteran¬ís Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (Pub. L. 110-28) also amended the FLSA by increasing the minimum wage in three steps: to $5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007; to $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008; and to $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Changes will be required in the regulations to reflect these amendments. Other updates will address needed clarifications to additional sections of the regulations, including sections affected by Public Law 106-151, section 1 (December 9, 1999), 113 stat. 1731, and Pub. L. 106-202 (May 18, 2000), 114 stat. 308. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 4    29 CFR 531    29 CFR 778    29 CFR 785    29 CFR 790    29 CFR 870    41 CFR 50-202     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 29 USC 201 et seq    PL 104-188, sec 2101 to 2105   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/00/2008    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Alexander J. Passantino
Acting Administrator, Wage and Hour Division
Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room S3502,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-0051
Fax:202 693-1302