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[75 Stat. 67]
PUBLIC LAW 87-000—MMMM. DD, 1961

75

STAT.]

PUBLIC LAW

87-30-MAY

5, 1961

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SPECIAL I N D U S T R Y COMMITTEE S FOR PUERTO RICO A N D THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

SEC. 4. Subsection (a) of section 5 of such Act is amended by inserting after the words "production of goods for commerce"' wherever they appear, the following: "or employed in any enterprise engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce".

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MINIMUM WAGES

SEC. 5. (a)(1) Section 6(a) of such Act is amended by inserting after the word "who" in the portion thereof preceding paragraph (1), the words "in any workweek". (2) Paragraph (1) of section 6(a) of such Act is amended to read as follows: " (1) not less than $1.15 an hour during the first two years from the effective date of the F a i r Labor Standards Amendments of 1961, and not less than $1.25 an hour thereafter, except as otherwise provided in this section." (3) The first sentence of paragraph (3) of section 6(a) of such Act is amended to read as follows: "(3) if such employee is employed in American Samoa, in lieu of the rate or rates provided by this subsection or subsection (b), not less than the applicable rate established by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with recommendations of a special industry committee or committees which he shall appoint in the same manner and pursuant to the same provisions as are applicable to the special industry committees provided for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by this Act as amended from time to time." (b) Subsection (b) of section 6 of such Act is amended to read as follows: " (b) Every employer shall pay to each of his employees who in any workweek (i) is employed in an enterprise engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce, as defined in section 3(s) (1), (2), or (4) or by an establishment described in section 3(s)(3) or (5), and who, except for the enactment of the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1961, would not be within the purview of this section, or (ii) is brought within the purview of this section by the amendments made to section 13(a) of this Act by the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1961, wages at rates— " (1) not less than $1 an hour during the first three years from the effective date of such amendments; not less than $1.15 an hour during the fourth year from such date; and not less than the rate effective under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) thereafter; " (2) if such employee is employed as a seaman on an American vessel, not less than the rate which will provide to the employee, for the period covered by the wage payment, wages equal to compensation at the hourly rate prescribed by paragraph (1) of this subsection for all hours during such period when he was actually on duty (including periods aboard ship when the employee was on watch or was, at the direction of a superior officer, performing work or standing by, but not including off-duty periods which are provided pursuant to the employment agreement)." (c) Subsection (c) of section 6 of such Act is amended to read as follows: "(c) The rate or rates provided by subsections (a) and (b) of this section shall be superseded in the case of any employee in Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands only for so long as and insofar as such employee is covered by a wage order heretofore or hereafter issued by the

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