Minimum Wage Increase Reminder

Remember that the minimum wage increases by $.70 per hour again on July 24, 2008.

If you are paying less than $6.55 to almost any worker (except waitstaff that receives part of their income from tips), you will need to raise his/her hourly rate to $6.55 per hour for every hour beginning with those worked after 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, July 24.

If you want to find out more about whether you are responsible as an employer for paying your workers the minimum wage, check out the Department of Labor’s explanatory information at

The minimum wage will go up again on July 24, 2009, to $7.25 per hour. There are no increases scheduled after that date.

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