Minimum Wage

California 2019 Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

On January 1, 2019, California employers will begin implementing two important changes in their obligations to employees.  The first change should come as no surprise to employers – California’s minimum wage rate is increasing for 2019.  Indeed, the minimum wage has been increasing incrementally since 2017.  What may be unexpected is that beginning in 2019, Read more

2019 Massachusetts Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General has released the new 2019 Wage and Hour Laws Notice. The notice has been slightly reformatted and updated with new scheduled minimum wage rates. During the 2018 Massachusetts legislative session, House Bill 4640 was passed to increase the minimum wage rate for the next five years. The updated notice Read more

Vermont 2019 Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

Vermont minimum wage workers have something to look forward to when the new year arrives – a $0.28/hour increase in their pay.  For an average full-time, minimum wage worker that’s a $582 pay increase next year.  Its good news for workers and for the state’s economy.   How is the Vermont Minimum Wage Rate Adjusted? Vermonters Read more

2019 Minimum Wage Posters Now Available!

With the passage of two ballot measures in the November general election, the tally is complete: a total of 20 states will increase the minimum wage in 2019. The minimum wage for federal contractors is also scheduled to rise. On January 1, 2019, employers in these states are required to pay employees at least the Read more

U.S. Territories 2018 Minimum Wage Increase

Effective September 30, 2018, the minimum wage increased in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The wage hike brings these territories’ wage rates one step closer to the rest of the United States. The islands of American Samoa and CNMI are U.S. territories covered by the provisions of the federal Fair Read more

Workers with Disabilities

Alaska is the latest state to eliminate subminimum wage for workers with disabilities. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are allowed to pay wages less than the Federal minimum wage to workers who have disabilities for the work being performed. New Hampshire and Maryland were the first states in the country to eliminate this Read more

Are 2018 Minimum Wage Poster Updates Required?

On January 1, 2018, the minimum wage increased in 18 states, an even greater number of municipalities, and on the federal level for employees of federal contractors. Employers were required to pay employees at the updated hourly wage rate and, in many cases, update their outdated workplace posters with a 2018 minimum wage poster. While Read more