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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Shipping and Transportation Industry Minimum Hourly Wage Rates in American Samoa

This industry shall include the transportation of passengers and cargo by water or by air, and all activities in connection therewith, including storage and lighterage operations: Provided, however, that this industry shall not include the operation of tourist bureaus and of travel and ticket agencies. Provided, further, that this industry shall not include bunkering of petroleum products or activities engaged in by seamen on American vessels which are documented or numbered under the laws of the United States, which operate exclusively between points in the Samoan Islands, and which are not in excess of 350 tons net capacity. Within this industry there shall be three classifications:

Classification A: Stevedoring, lighterage and maritime shipping agency activities

This classification shall include all employees of employers who engage in each of the following three services: stevedoring, lighterage and maritime shipping agency activities.

Effective Dates

May 25, 2009

September 30, 2015

$5.59

$6.09

Classification B: Unloading of Fish

This classification shall include the unloading of raw and/or frozen fish from vessels.

Effective Dates

May 25, 2009

September 30, 2015

$5.42

$5.92

Classification C: All other activities

This classification shall include all other activities in the shipping and transportation industry.

Effective Dates

May 25, 2009

September 30, 2015

$5.38

$5.88

Contact information: If you have any questions concerning the federal wage rates or other FLSA issues please contact any of the Wage and Hour Division offices listed below for assistance.

300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 7225, Honolulu, HI 96850
808-541-1361

90 7th Street, Suite 18300, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 625-7720

60 South Market St., Suite 420, San Jose, CA 95113-2354
408-291-7730

For additional information, visit our Wage-Hour website:
http://www.wagehour.dol.gov and/or call Wage-Hour toll-free information and help line, available 8am to 5pm in your time zone, 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).

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