Do states have to follow federal minimum wage laws?

Answer According to the United States Department of Labor, state governments must comply with federal minimum wage laws. State minimum wage laws may require a higher pay rate than the federal minimum wage... Read More »

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What year did the federal minimum wage go into effect&how much was the minimum wage?

The United States has not always had a minimum-wage law. The federally mandated minimum-wage law began in 1938. It was enacted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. At the time, the federall... Read More »

Federal Minimum Wage Law?

American workers have not always enjoyed the protections afforded by minimum wage standards. Attempts to create a minimum wage law in Washington, D.C., in 1923 were not successful, and it would be ... Read More »

What is the federal minimum wage in the U.S.?

As of 2010, the federal minimum wage in the United States is set at $7.25 per hour, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The minimum wage was raised from $6.55 to $7.25 on July 24, 2009.Refer... Read More »

What was the federal minimum wage in 1970?

In 1970, the federal minimum wage for individuals working in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, laundries, dry cleaners, large hotels, motels and restaurants and on farms was $1.45 per hour, accord... Read More »