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FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE

The federal minimum wage provisions for covered, nonexempt employees are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 included phased increases to the federal minimum wage.

  • For work performed prior to July 24, 2007, the federal minimum wage is $5.15 per hour.
  • For work performed from July 24, 2007 to July 23, 2008, the federal minimum wage is $5.85 per hour.
  • For work performed from July 24, 2008 to July 23, 2009, the federal minimum wage is $6.55 per hour.
  • For work performed on or after July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.

In addition, the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 brought about phased increases in the minimum wage in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). For more information on the minimum wage in American Samoa or the CNMI, contact your local Wage and Hour Division office.

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