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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