Federal Minimum Wage Increase
On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage required by the Fair Labor Standards Act increased to $7.25 per hour for covered non-exempt employees. The applicable minimum wage in some states is greater than $7.25 per hour. Generally, the employees who reside in those states must be paid the higher rate. For most employers in Minnesota, the employers must pay their employees the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour, even though Minnesota’s minimum wage rate is lower.
If you have questions regarding the minimum wage rate increase, please contact Larkin Hoffman’s Labor and Employment attorneys.