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Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Effective July 24, 2007, the federal minimum wage for covered non-exempt employees will be $5.85 per hour. The minimum wage increases to $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008; and $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009.

California employers must comply with California’s minimum wage (currently $7.50 and set to increase to $8.00 in January 2008) and federal minimum wage.

A revised Federal minimum wage poster, reflecting the recently enacted minimum wage increases, is now available free of charge on the Department of Labor’s Web site. Every employer of employees subject to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s minimum wage provisions must post, and keep posted, a notice explaining the Act in a conspicuous place in all of their establishments so as to permit employees to readily read it.

The federal youth minimum wage remains the same. Under federal law, employees under 20 years of age may be paid $4.25 per hour during their first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment with an employer. California has similar exceptions to the minimum wage laws for minors and learners.

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Original article by Robert E. Nuddleman, former associate of The Law Office of Phillip J. Griego.
 

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