Employers having employees subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage legislation are required to post a notice that explains the Act. This includes federal, state and local government in addition to private employers. The minimum wage posters are typically displayed in a prominent location that allows all employees to read the information. The content of the poster is regulated by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor.
Minimum Wage Raise
In lieu of recent legislation that increased the hourly minimum wage to $7.25, 14 states raised the rate and must now acquire updated minimum wage posters for the benefit of employees. US Poster Compliance provides federal and state employers with the all-in-one posters that not only clearly display the current minimum wage but also the additional federal and state required information. The posters are updated daily to comply with federal and state standards. Illustrated under the new minimum wage, the posted information includes:
* Overtime Pay-Must be at least 1.5 times the hourly wage for any hours over 40 per week.
* Child Labor Laws-Advises that employees must be at least 16 years of age or 18 years of age in hazardous occupations. The statement also explains restrictions put in place for the safety of student employees under 16 years of age.
* Tip Credit-Employees working for tips must receive at least $2.13 per hour in combination with tips to total the minimum wage. Otherwise, the employer is required by law to compensate for the difference.
* Enforcement-Explains the steps that the Department of Labor may take to ensure that employees earn the recommended wage. The statement also outlines the possible penalties charged employers who are determined not in compliance with federal and state regulations.
* Additional Information-These statements provide additional information concerning employment in specific countries, or employees working under certain situations.
States Changing the Federal Minimum in 2014
The following states altered the minimum wage effective January 1, 2014 and are required to display updated minimum wage posters. In each instance, the state offers minimum wages that exceed the required hourly rate.
* California-Currently $8.00, the state plans on raising the hourly rate to $9.00 by July 1, 2014.
* Florida-$7.93 and $4.91 an hour for employees earning a tip
* New Jersey-$8.25
* New York-$8.00 an hour is the first of three planned increases by the state
* Rhode Island-$8.00
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