Question by  sujatha (22)

What is the minimum wage right now?

I think my boss may be telling me the wrong thing.


Answer by  holdengal (693)

As of July 2009, Federal minimum has been raised to $7.25 per hour. No state can offer less than this amount. However, the amount is less for positions that earn tips. I think it is around $4.25 an hour for them but I am not sure. In September every year, the new Minimum Wages are determined.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

The federal minimum wage has just been increased to $7.25. If you boss is telling you anything less than this, he is wrong.


Answer by  LisaJewel (14)

In July of 2009, the minimum wage was raised to $7.25 per hour. However some states do have a higher minimum wage. There are also special circumstances in many states if the job includes tips. Be sure to check with the U.S. Department of Labor to check for your specific state's wage minimums.


Answer by  Dejection (14)

The Federal Minimum wage is $7.25. Your state may have a higher one but your employer must pay you at least the Federal minimum wage of $7.25, unless your industry is known to pay in a different manner, like a waiter/waitress.

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