The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to
pay nonexempt employees at least the minimum wage for all hours they
work. The FLSA and its regulations also define: compensable work time,
covered employers and employees, situations in which an employer may
reduce an employee's pay below the minimum wage, and notices employers
must post in the workplace.
State laws may require a higher minimum wage than the
federal requirement. Local laws may require employers to pay city
employees and the employees of companies benefiting from city contracts
or subsidies a “living wage” that is greater than the federal minimum
wage. In addition, the federal Davis-Bacon Act and Walsh-Healey Act require employers to pay prevailing wages to
employees working on public construction projects under federal contracts.
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