2 Feb 2008

American Samoa's House of Representatives holds committe hearing on wage bill

12:10 pm on 2 February 2008

The American Samoa House of Representatives has invited local businesses to provide written comments on the federal minimum wage impact on their respective operations.

The House is holding a committee hearing today and the only witnesses invited to testify are from the government, the two canneries and the Chamber of Commerce.

Representative Archie Soliai, who chairs the hearing, says due to time constraint, business representatives are been asked to provide written comments.

The Fono will then present a report based on these comments to the U.S. Congressional subcommittee who will in three weeks to conduct their own hearing on the federal minimum wage law.