New Year, New Minimum Wage

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The minimum wage will change on January 1, 2013 in several states and some municipalities. Where local minimum wage laws exceed the federal minimum wage, employers must follow the local law. In addition, most of these local laws require the employer to provide notice of the law. Contact us for more information if you have employees in any of the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, or the following municipalities: Albuquerque, San Francisco, San Jose or Santa Fe.

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The Department of Labor has a handy map of the minimum wage rates in all 50 states. You can find it here: Additional information is available on the BurnsBarton Blog


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Employment law governs employee pay, non-discrimination policies, employment classifications, and hiring and firing at the federal, state, and local levels.

Employee wages

Employee wages are set by the employer but must meet the federal or state minimum wage. Employers must withhold, report, and pay employment taxes.

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