State Minimum Wage
Some states pay a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum. For example, the minimum wage in California is $8.00, $7.67 in Florida, Washington is $9.04, and Vermont is $8.46.
Here's a list of the current minimum wage rates (2014) for each state.
Companies That Don't Have to Pay Minimum Wage
Workers hired for some jobs or assigned certain duties are exempt from minimum wage requirements, which means the company can pay them a lower hourly rate. Here's a list of minimum wage exemptions and information on paying workers submininum wage.
Minimum Wage Laws
If your employer is paying you less than the minimum wage visit the Compliance Section of the US Department of Labor Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division for information on how to proceed.
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