The federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 an hour for covered non-exempt employees, which means that employers in covered employment categories cannot pay less tham $7.25 per hour. Some states require employers to pay a higher minimum wage than the federal hourly rate. In locations where Federal and state law have different minimum wage rates, the higher rate must be paid.
Minimum Wage Information for Each State
Here is a list of the current state minimum wage rates (2014) you can use to to get information on the minimum wage in your location.
Exceptions to Minimum Wage
There are some employees do not have to be paid minimum wage including workers under 20 and workers who earn tips under the age of 20 during their first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment with an employer.
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