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Arkansas Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Although the Arkansas minimum wage remains at $6.25 per hour, many employees are entitled to $7.25 per hour under the federal minimum wage law, beginning July 24, 2009.

The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 mandated that the federal minimum wage would increase 70 cents an hour ... continue reading

Nebraska Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Thursday, July 30th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
On July 24, 2009, more than a dozen states in the U.S. will hike their minimum wages.

Those 12 states mirror the increase in the federal minimum wage , which goes up on the same day.

Among those states is Nebraska, where the pay will ... continue reading

Illinois Minimum Wage for Training

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Employees in Illinois receiving minimum wage receive some of the best rates in the country at $8.00 per hour starting July 1, 2009.

On that date, the Illinois minimum wage went to $8.00 an hour, putting it on a par with California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. It joined ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Arkansas

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Probably no other subject creates more confusion among employers than the question of overtime pay for employees.

Preconceptions about salaries and overtime compensation are responsible for much of the confusion. The received wisdom is that any employee who is on a salary need not be paid overtime. ... continue reading

Georgia Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Monday, July 27th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Virtually every Georgia employee is entitled to the federal minimum wage, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

On July 24, the federal minimum wage increased by 70 cents from $6.55 per hour to $7.25 per hour. Again, most Georgia employees are entitled to this minimum wage. ... continue reading

Federal Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Friday, July 24th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 on July 24, 2009, the last of the increases that started in 2007 with a hike from $5.15 to $5.85 per hour. The next was from $5.85 to $6.55 in 2008.

With the third and final increase in ... continue reading

North Carolina Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
There is good news for both employers and employees in North Carolina.

The good news for employees is that the North Carolina minimum wage will increase from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour. The change represents an hourly hike of 70 cents per hour.

... continue reading

Illinois Minimum Wage Increase for Workers Under 18

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Roughly 650,000 Illinois workers saw their minimum wage go up to $8.00 an hour this summer.

However, workers under the age of 18 are entitled to a lower rate than other workers.

The increase represents a 25 cent per hour hike from the current hourly ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Indiana

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employees have questions regarding salaried exempt and non-exempt employees in Indiana.

There are in fact several factors that determine whether or not a “manager” is exempt from the protection of the laws.

Among those factors are an employee’s pay rate and duties and the ... continue reading

North Dakota Minimum Wage

Monday, July 20th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
When the North Dakota minimum wage increases, the state will join many others in the U.S. with increases falling on the same day as the hike in the federal minimum wage .

On July 24, 2009 the North Dakota minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 per ... continue reading

Texas Minimum Wage

Friday, July 17th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The minimum wage in Texas will increase this summer.

On July 24, 2009, the Texas minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour, a hike of 70 cents.

July 24, 2009 is also the date that the federal minimum wage increases. Texas is one ... continue reading

Oklahoma Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
On July 24, 2009 the Oklahoma minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 per hour, along with the federal minimum wage. That is an increase of 70 cents, and an increase of $2.10 in just over two years.

By statute, when the federal minimum wage increases, the ... continue reading

Illinois Minimum Wage Posters

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Small business owners need to update their Illinois minimum wage posters this summer as the state rate increased yet again.

This summer, the minimum wage in Illinois is tied for fourth-highest in the U.S.

Only Washington, Vermont and Oregon will have higher minimum wages. Illinois ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in South Dakota

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Some salaried employees are legally entitled to overtime under federal law.

That fact may come as a surprise to some South Dakota employers and others who have always assumed that, if an employee is salaried, he or she need not be paid “time-and-a-half” for any hours worked ... continue reading

Idaho Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Monday, July 13th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The Idaho minimum wage law applies not only to those covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), but to smaller employers in the state also.

Otherwise, the Idaho law mirrors the rate and schedule of the federal minimum wage law. For example, on July 24, ... continue reading

Indiana Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Friday, July 10th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
On July 24, 2009 the Indiana minimum wage increases from $6.55 to $7.25 per day. This change mirrors an increase in the federal minimum wage on the same date. By state law, the Indiana minimum wage cannot be lower than the federal rate.

In many ways, the ... continue reading

Utah Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Thursday, July 9th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The Utah and the federal minimum wages will both increase to $7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009. That will represent a hike of 70 cents an hour from the current hourly rate of $6.55.

That is because, by Utah statute, the Utah minimum wage must mirror ... continue reading

Illinois Tipped Minimum Wage Increase

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Illinois is joining the ranks of the 10 % of states with the highest minimum wages nationwide.

As part of a statutory automatic increase of 25 cents an hour, the Illinois minimum wage increased to $8.00 per hour on July 1, 2009. That is up from $7.75 per ... continue reading

Salaried Exempt in Tennessee

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Many employers in Tennessee would be surprised to learn that they may not know all there is to know about salaried employees and overtime pay.

A common misconception among employers is that no salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay. This is not true.

There ... continue reading

Maryland Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Monday, July 6th, 2009
Posted by Tamara
On July 24, 2009 Maryland’s minimum wage will increase by 70 cents an hour, going from $6.55 to $7.25. On that same day, the federal minimum wage increases, and by law, the state minimum wage cannot be less.

Nationwide, state minimum wage laws vary widely and dramatically. ... continue reading

Minnesota Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Friday, July 3rd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
While the Minnesota minimum wage remains at $6.15 per hour, many employers in the state are entitled to $7.25 per hour when the federal minimum wage increases on July 24, 2009.

When the federal minimum wage goes up on July 24, 2009, the average American minimum wage ... continue reading

Virginia Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
Posted by Tamara
The Virginia minimum wage law tracks the federal minimum wage in terms of both amount and schedule.

That is why both the federal minimum wage and the Virginia minimum wage will go up 70 cents an hour this year, from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour in both ... continue reading

Illinois Minimum Wage Increase 2009

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
Posted by Tamara
Illinois has been added to a special list that includes California, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Effective July 1, 2009 the Illinois minimum wage increased from $7.75 to $8.00 per hour. The state rate is higher than the federal minimum wage, currently at $6.55 per hour and slated for ... continue reading