United States

National minimum wage in detail

The federal minimum wage is established by the US government and codified in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces federal minimum wage law. Many states also have minimum wage rates that are higher than the federal minimum wage rate. If an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two. The federal minimum wage is USD 7.25 (EUR 6.32) per hour, effective since 24 July 2009, for ‘non-exempt’ employees. Non-exempt employees are employees that are covered by the wage payment provisions of the FLSA.

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Author: FordHarrison

Date: March 2019

Note: For specific advice on any particular issue, please consult the relevant firm. The law is stated as at March 2019.


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