Minimum Wage Facts?

Answer As of May 2010, the federal minimum wage is $7.25, which was set in July 2009 with a 70 cents increase from $6.55 minimum federal wage set in July 2008. A federal standard that dates back to 1938, ... 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 »

Living Wage Vs. Minimum Wage?

Many U.S. cities have adopted popular but controversial living wage ordinances which require certain companies and industries who receive government contracts or tax incentives to pay wages that ar... Read More »

What is minimum wage in CA?

How much was the first minimum wage?

According to the Almanac of Policy Issues, Congress established the first federal minimum wage at 25 cents per hour in 1938 under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Since then, Congress has periodically... Read More »