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Special Report on

Federal Minimum Wage Law

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With blatant disrespect for low-wage workers, loopholes in federal minimum wage law offer businesses exemptions for certain types of employees, including teenagers, students, and people with mental and physical disablities. These vulnerable workers are taking jobs across the country without the labor protection they deserve. The federal minimum wage exists for a reason: to protect low-wage employees from labor exploitation. By offering exemptions for young and disabled employees, it fails to fulfill this noble purpose. Tell your members of Congress to contact the Department of Labor and ask them to remove all loopholes from ...
then state, city, or other local laws may determine the minimum wage. A common exemption to the federal minimum wage is a company having revenue of less than $500,000/year while not engaging in any interstate commerce. Under the federal law, workers that receive a portion of their salary from tips, such as wait staff, are only required to have their total compensation, including tips, to meet the minimum wage, so often their hourly wage, not including tips, is less than the minimum wage. In addition, some counties and/or cities within states may observe a higher minimum wage than the rest of the state in which they are located; ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Moonhowlings » Employers of Illegal Immigrants Caught in “Silent ...
The Obama administration has taken a different tact than previous administrations in dealing with illegal immigration. Rather than hundreds of agents pouring into one factory or farm, 1 agent pours over records of hundreds of different factories and farms looking for evidence of illegal immigrants. According to the New York Times : While the sweeps of the past commonly led to the deportation of such workers, the “silent raids,” as employers call the audits, usually result in the workers being fired, but in many cases they are not deported. Over the past year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has conducted audits of ... market research, surveys and trends
CARPE DIEM: Quote of the Day: Minimum Wage
"The inverse relationship between quantity demanded and price is the core proposition in economic science, which embodies the presupposition that human choice behavior is sufficiently rational to allow predictions to be made. Just as no physicist would claim that "water runs uphill," no self-respecting economist would claim that increases in the minimum wage increase employment. Such a claim, if seriously advanced, becomes equivalent to a denial that there is even minimal scientific content in economics, and that, in consequence, economists can do nothing but write as advocates for ideological interests. ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE LAW

The Sneak Attack on Restaurant Workers, Parking Attendants, Hotel ...
Aug 1, 2006 ... How does current federal minimum wage law treat tips? ... of restaurant property worth $418 million in FY 2007 and $5.7 billion over the next ... Restaurant wait staff make up about 40 percent of the national total. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Minnesota Budget Project - Minimum Wage Resource Page
The federal government and State of Minnesota both have minimum wage laws. The federal government raised the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour effective July 24, 2009. It is higher than the state minimum wage and applies to most Minnesota workers. The state law applies to workers who are not covered by the federal law. That includes a $5.25 an hour minimum wage for some small business employees and a short-term $4.90 an hour training wage. The 2009 federal minimum wage increase helped nearly 4.5 million workers nationally, according to the Economic Policy Institute. More than 2.8 million got an immediate raise and 1.6 million were ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Letter: Wage law perspective offered
I heard an interesting myth the other day. It went like this: We can end unemployment in our nation if the federal government would just repeal the minimum wage law. Editor: I heard an interesting myth the other day. It went like this: We can end unemployment in our nation if the federal government would just repeal the minimum wage law. Editor: I heard an interesting myth the other day. It went like this: We can end unemployment in our nation if the federal government would just repeal the minimum wage law. It's a good thing we keep records. Otherwise, somebody might actually believe this myth. Records show in 1932, the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Why Unemployment Stays High
“The process of readjustment is a slow process…. People are slow to free themselves from the self-deception of delusive prosperity. If workers cannot find jobs, the reason can only be that wages asked are too high.”—Ludwig von Mises, Human Action (1966). Why is it taking so long to see an recovery in jobs? Everything else is up—corporate profits, GDP, stock prices—so why not employment?  The Minneapolis Fed has come up with a fascinating study of all the recessions since World War II, and everyone of them has seen a V-shaped recovery in output and employment—except this one. For ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS
FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE. $7.25. BEGINNING JULY 24, 2009. For additional information : 1-866-4-USWAGE. (1-866-487-9243) TTY: 1-877-889-5627. WWW.WAGEHOUR.DOL.GOV ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Togiola says new federal minimum wage law will “wipe out ...
However, with the new federal minimum wage law in place, the territory faces losing the canneries and nearly 8000 jobs – something he says “would wipe out ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE LAW
  1. profile image arcsine @BPOilNews ummm, undocumented earnings? So they should all be compensated at federal minimum wage - rule of law and all that.
  2. profile image HireCentrix In CA Mcertain state workers such as physicians and attorneys will go without pay as federal law exempts them from minimum wage
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
How is it legal for servers to make less than minimum wage?
There is no one particular standard "minimum wage".  Rather the idea of "minimum wage" is the lowest amount an employer can pay a particular class of employees.   It's this "class" of employees that results in your question.  Very specifically, "tipped employees" are a class of employee for which the standard federal minimum wage does not apply.  Instead, employers must pay a tipped employee at least $2.13 / hour.  HOWEVER, the law also states that if an employee's wage plus that employee's tips do not equal at least the standard minimum wage (currently $5.85 nationally, higher in some ...
Google Answers: Minimum wage
Can a portion of the minimum wage be paid with taxable fringe benefits? In other words, if a for-profit school provided free schooling for employees worth $100 a week, could that schooling be counted as a portion of the required wage, with the rest being paid in cash? Please provide an answer for both federal law and the law of the state of Indiana. Indiana uses the federal minimum wage, but enforces some labor laws differently. V Clarification of Question by vercingatorix-ga on 04 Jan 2005 14:16 PST Actually, I was just using a hypothetical. The situation is complicated, but the entity in question may be either a for-profit ...