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Minimum Wage Laws

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The Federal minimum wage for non-exempt employees is $5.15 per hour. However, many states have a higher minimum wage in such circumstances, the employer must pay the higher of the two. Currently, there are 12 states that have a higher minimum wage than what the federal law requires.


Washington - $7.16 

Hawaii - $6.25  

Delaware - $6.15

Connecticut - $7.10

Rhode Island - $6.75

Massachusetts - $6.75

Maine - $6.25

Vermont - $6.75

Oregon - $7.05 

California - $6.75

Alaska - $7.15

Illinois - $5.50

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