When did minimum wage begin?

Answer A minimum wage was instituted in the United States in 1938 with the creation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which applied only to workers in interstate commerce. It was expanded to include more t... 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 »

When is the minimum wage gonna go up in NY?

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 »

When did minimum wage go up in 2009?

The U.S. federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009. The previous federal minimum wage was $6.55. More than 2.8 million American workers were affected by this wage incre... Read More »