The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 20077
amended the FLSA to increase the federal minimum wage in three
steps: to $5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007; to $6.55 per
hour effective July 24, 2008; and to $7.25 per hour effective
July 24, 2009.
A revised FLSA Handy Reference Guide (see topic links below) is also available
electronically on the agency's Web site. This document provides
guidance on related FLSA provisions, such as the payment of less
than the full minimum wage to certain workers with disabilities,
full-time students, and student learners who are employed under
a special certificate. Additionally, the guide provides
information on provisions relating to the payment of wages to
tipped employees and workers under the age of 20.
Many states have minimum wage laws with provisions that differ
from the federal law. When an employer is subject to both the
federal and state wage laws, the employer must comply with the
provisions of each law.