What is the federal minimum wage rate?

Answer According to the US Department of Labor, as of mid-2009, the United States Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour for "covered, non-exempt employees." Covered employees work for a company that does... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Definition of Federal Minimum Wage Law?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes the federal minimum wage law in the United States. As of July 24, 2009 the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. States may enact their own minimum... Read More »