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The table below reflects current state minimum wages in effect as of July 1,as well as future enacted increases. Summary Highlights Eighteen states began the new year with higher minimum wages. Delaware enacted SBwhich phases in a two-step increase. Seven states Alaska, Florida, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio and South Dakota automatically increased their rates based on the cost of living, five states Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine and Washington increased their rates through ballot initiatives previously approved by voters, and seven states California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Vermont did so as a result of legislation passed in prior sessions.
Increases may be paused by the governor if certain economic or budgetary conditions exist.
Beginning the first Jan. Beginning July 1,the minimum wage rate will be indexed to inflation based on the Consumer Price Index. Fourteen states begin the new year with higher minimum wages.
Of those, 12 states increased their rates through legislation passed in the or sessions, while two states automatically increased their rates based on the cost of living.
Colorado provided for an 8-cent increase and South Dakota granted a 5-cent increase per hour. Increases in Nevada are required to take effect in July.
Maryland, Minnesota and D. Nevada will announce in July whether or not there will be a cost of living increase to their indexed minimum wage. Currently, 29 states and D.
Five states have not adopted a state minimum wage: New Hampshire repealed their state minimum wage in but adopted the federal minimum wage by reference.The minimum wage in the countries that represent the highest 20% of the pay scale is about $40 per day, or about $1, per month.
Jul 24, · The federal minimum wage for covered nonexempt employees is $ per hour effective July 24, The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Many states also have minimum wage laws. Before , the federal minimum wage stood at $ for nearly 10 years. States have their own minimum wage laws.
Some are higher, some are lower, and . In the United States, the minimum wage promulgated by the Fair Labor Standards Act of To adjust for increased rates of worker productivity in the United States, raising the minimum wage to $22 (or more) an hour has been presented. Economic models Supply and.
the debate, we will explore the history of the minimum wage in the United States, examine several proposals and laws that have been considered or implemented, and weigh the pros and cons of the potential paths forward.
Introduction and executive summary. The federal minimum wage was established in , as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), to help ensure that all work would be fairly rewarded and that regular employment would provide a decent quality of life.