This industry is defined as the manufacture from any material of articles of apparel and clothing made by knitting, spinning, crocheting, cutting, sewing, embroidering, dyeing, or any other processes and includes but is not limited to all the following clothing: men's, women's, and children's suits, clothing and other products; hosiery; gloves and mittens; sweaters and other outerwear; swim wear; leather, leather goods, and related products; handkerchief, scarf, and art linen products; shirts; blouses; and underwear; uniforms and work clothing; and includes assembling, tagging, ironing, and packing apparel for shipping. This industry does not include manufacturing, processing or mending of apparel in retail or service establishments, including clothing stores, laundries, and other stores.

Effective Dates
September 30, 2018 September 30, 2021
$4.98 $5.38

Contact information: If you have any questions concerning the federal wage rates or other FLSA issues please contact any of the Wage and Hour Division offices listed below for assistance.

300 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 7225, Honolulu, HI 96850
(808) 541-1361

90 7th Street, Suite 11-100, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 625-7720

96 N. 3rd St., Suite 400, San Jose, CA  95112
(408) 291-7730

For additional information, visit our Wage and Hour website: and/or call the Wage and Hour toll-free information and help line, at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243).

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