Federal Minimum Wage Increases to $7.25 Per Hour
by:Labor and Employment Practice
Effective today, the federal minimum wage has increased to $7.25 per hour. Please note that this increase is to the federal minimum wage. Many states have prescribed a higher minimum wage than that stipulated by federal law. Where the state minimum wage is higher, the state law prevails. Employers must check their own state's wage requirements in order to be assured of their minimum wage compliance. This increase is the last of three increases provided by the enactment of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007.
A revised federal minimum wage poster is now available for downloading and posting from the Department of Labor Website. Every employer of employees subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage provisions must post, and keep posted, a notice explaining the act in a conspicuous place in all of their establishments, so as to permit employees to read it easily.
Posters and other compliance assistance materials concerning the minimum wage increase are available free of charge from the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division or from the agency's website at http://www.wagehour.dol.gov.
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