Several states are increasing their minimum wage, effective January 1, 2012. As a reminder, when federal and state payroll laws differ, the employer must adhere to the law which benefits the employee the most. In cases where the state minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, the employee must be paid the higher state wage.
Below is a listing of states whose minimum wage increased January 1. A complete list of minimum wage by state can be found on the Department of Labor's website.
|Federal Minimum Wage (remains the same)
For questions about your state-specific laws and how they may differ from federal law, contact Nextep's HR Department.