What was the minimum wage in 1990?

Answer The minimum wage started at $3.55 per hour in the beginning of 1990. However, on April 1, 1990, the minimum wage was raised to $3.80 per hour and remained at that level through the end of the year.... 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?

When did the minimum wage become law?

Minimum wage laws first began at the state level, but the Great Depression prompted the federal government to create a national minimum wage. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 created the federa... Read More »