Category Archives: Minimum Wage

2015 Minimum Wage Increases

Although the Federal minimum wage remains at $7.25, more than 20 states will increase their minimum wage for hourly works in 2015.  The new rates will vary by state, ranging from $7.50 to $9.47 hour.  Virginia remains on par with the default Federal rate.

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More Momentum For A Minimum Wage Increase

While the Fair Labor Standards Act currently sets the Federal minimum wage at $7.25 per hour, the law permits states and localities to require higher wages within their jurisdiction.   California recently became the latest state to move to a higher minimum wage, ahead of legislation proposed by the Obama administration.  The new California law will [...]

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Obama Administration to Push Minimum Wage Increase

As outlined in his State of the Union Address, President Obama will propose an increase in the Federal minimum wage to $9.00 per hour, with additional provisions that automatically adjust the rate with inflation.   Currently the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, though some states and localities have set a higher rate.  If successful, [...]

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