Global Compliance Desk – United States Minimum Wage

United States Minimum Wage

Changes in compliance are continuous and are occurring around the globe. At Replicon, our goal is to make sure you’re never a step behind. The minimum wage rates recently increased in several states and localities. In fact, a total 35 combined states, cities, and counties had mid-year rate increase that went into effect at the start of July 2018. Delaware just passed a minimum wage bill and like Berkeley, CA, and New York, NY, the increase will go into effect in October of this year.

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, but the FLSA does not supersede state or local minimum wage laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state or municipality has a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, employers subject to the state or local minimum wage law are obligated to pay the higher rate to employees working there. When a state or local minimum wage is lower than the federal minimum wage, the more favorable rate should be paid to the employee if they are covered under both the FLSA and state/local law.

Download PDF

2018 Fast Facts

  • Four cities currently have a minimum wage rate of $15.00/hr or more: Mountain View, CA; Seattle, WA; Sunnyvale, CA; San Francisco, CA.
  • Berkeley, CA, will be the 5th city to require a minimum of at least $15.00/hr when the city’s wage increase takes effect on October 1, 2018.
  • Georgia and Wyoming are the only two states which have a state wage rate less than the federal minimum wage.
  • Five states do not have any state law regulating minimum wage: Alabama; Louisiana; Mississippi; South Carolina; and Tennessee.
Sajid Mir
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sajid Mir
A labor and employment lawyer at Replicon who specializes in global compliance. Replicon provides award-winning products that make it easy to manage your workforce. Replicon is an industry leader in global compliance and has a dedicated team which pro-actively monitors international labor regulations for ensuring proper adherence with specific country rule requirements.
Get started today.
Set up a free trial based on your business needs. Start Free Trial

Top 5 Mobile Timesheets On the Go to Make You More Productive in 2022

Time tracking software is the backbone of every company when it comes to recording time and attendance as well as project management. The demand for such software is always increasing…Read More

How can Large Service Organizations Maximize Resource Utilization to Drive Higher Project Profitability

Large services organizations are facing several challenges in their business. On one hand, they need to maintain a flexible hybrid workplace that supports collaborations and can bridge the gap and…Read More

The Impact of Brexit on The Working Time Directives

TLNT | OCTOBER 13, 2021 By Lakshmi Raj, Co-founder and co-CEO at Replicon On the 1st January 2021, when the UK officially left the European Union, they gained the power…Read More

Will AI replace consultants?

The onset of AI and smart machines automating formerly-human jobs has been discussed at length as of late -- often in relation to manufacturing and manual labor jobs. And yet,…Read More

Demystifying the millennial workforce: 5 tips from Trunk Club’s Andrew Anderson Devine

Time magazine labels the millennial generation the “most threatening and exciting generation,” infamous for “narcissism [and] its effect: entitlement.” In the workplace, the perception of the millennial workforce is no…Read More

Time and Attendance Orientation Guide

In a growing business, the day will eventually come when managing time and attendance on paper becomes both inefficient and risky, especially when trying to balance things like overtime, paid…Read More
  • Polaris
  • Time & Project Insights
  • Time & Projects Solutions
  • Replicon Products
  • Replicon Users
  • Enterprise Time Tracking
  • Cloud
  • Corporate
  • Professional Services Management
  • Shared Services Management
  • Time and Attendance Management
  • Customer Feature
  • Time Intelligence
  • Industry News
  • Global Compliance Updates
  • Others