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What You Need to Know About Minimum Wage

Employment Attorneys Explain Exemptions It is very important that workers understand the basics of minimum wage laws so that their employers do not take advantage of them. Oftentimes, employers will pay their workers less than minimum wage or require that they work more than 40 hours a week without overtime pay. Are There Exceptions to the Federal Minimum Wage? Since 2009, the minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour. If a worker is located in a state with a minimum wage higher than the national standard, they are to receive the higher wage. The following are the only exceptions to federal minimum wage laws: Disabled Workers — If a worker’s productive capacity is significantly inhibited by a physical or mental disability, then they are eligible to receive less than minimum wage. This includes disabilities such as blindness, mental illness, cerebral palsy and substance abuse. Employees with disabilities must receive a…
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