2014 Minimum Wage

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009.
Many states also have minimum wage laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage.

ALABAMA – No state minimum wage law.
ALASKA – $7.75
Under a voluntary flexible work hour plan approved by the Alaska Department of Labor, a 10 hour day, 40 hour workweek may be instituted with premium pay after 10 hours a day instead of after 8 hours.
ARIZONA – $7.90
Rate is increased annually based upon a cost of living formula.
ARKANSAS - $6.25
Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees.
CALIFORNIA – $8.00
Any work in excess of eight hours in one workday, in excess of 40 hours in one workweek, or in the first eight hours worked on the seventh day of work in any one workweek shall be at the rate of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay. Any work in excess of 12 hours in one day or in excess of eight hours on any seventh day of a workweek shall be paid no less than twice the regular rate of pay. California Labor Code section 510. Exceptions apply to an employee working pursuant to an alternative workweek adopted pursuant to applicable Labor Code sections and for time spent commuting.
COLORADO – $8.00
Minimum wage rate and overtime provisions applicable to retail and service, commercial support service, food and beverage, and health and medical industries.
CONNECTICUT - $8.70
In restaurants and hotel restaurants, for the 7th consecutive day of work, premium pay is required at time and one half the minimum rate.
The Connecticut minimum wage rate automatically increases to 0.5 percent above the rate set in the Fair Labor Standards Act if the Federal minimum wage rate equals or becomes higher than the State minimum.
DELAWARE – $7.25
The Delaware minimum wage equals the Federal minimum wage if it is set below the Federal rate.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – $8.25
The District of Columbia minimum wage equals the Federal minimum wage plus $1.00 if it is set below the Federal rate.
FLORIDA – $7.93
Rate is increased annually based upon a cost of living formula.
GEORGIA - $5.15
Applicable to employers of 6 or more employees.
The State law excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act when the Federal rate is greater than the State rate.
GUAM - $7.25
HAWAII – $7.25
An employee earning a guaranteed monthly compensation of $2,000 or more is exempt from the State minimum wage and overtime law.
Domestic service workers are subject to Hawaii’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. Act 248, Regular Session 2013.
The State law excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act unless the State wage rate is higher than the Federal rate.
IDAHO – $7.25
ILLINOIS – $8.25
Applicable to employers of 4 or more employees, excluding family members.
INDIANA – $7.25
Applicable to employers of 2 or more employees.
IOWA – $7.25
The Iowa minimum wage equals the Federal minimum wage rate if it is set below the Federal rate.
KANSAS – $7.25
The State law excludes from coverage any employment that is subject to the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

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