Minimum Wage

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 Employers were required to pay employees at the updated hourly wage rate and, in many cases, update their outdated workplace posters with a 2018 minimum wage poster.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

Seattle 2018 Workplace Poster

Three cities in the State of Washington – Seattle, Tacoma and SeaTac – have announced increases in their minimum wage rates for 2018 and have released revisions to their mandatory minimum wage notices.  Each city has a minimum wage rate that is higher than the statewide minimum wage rate which went up to $11.50 per Read more

minimum wage

In the last few days, several states tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) have officially announced their 2018 minimum wage rates. CPI is a measure of the average change in prices of goods and services purchased by households over time. Each year, these states adjust their minimum wage rates for an increase in the Read more

Federal Contractor Minimum Wage Rate Increases January 1, 2018

The US Department of Labor has announced the 2018 minimum wage rate required by Executive Order 13658. The Executive Order (EO) establishes a minimum wage requirement for Federal contractors and subcontractors. Each year, the U.S. Secretary of Labor determines the EO minimum wage rate based on the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Next January, Read more