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Minimum Wage Definition


Definition: Minimum wage is the lowest hourly wage an employer is required to pay an employee. The federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 an hour for covered non-exempt employees. Some states require employers to pay a higher minimum wage than the federal hourly rate.

There are some employees who are not required to be paid minimum wage including workers under 20 and workers who earn tips.

Minimum Wage Rates, Exceptions, and Compliance Information
What is minimum wage, which employers are required to pay it, who is exempt, and how much is the minimum wage?

Also Known As: minimum wage, minimum wage requirements

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