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Workplace Fairness Offers Information on Minimum Wage

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Workplace Fairness Offers Information on Minimum Wage

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WASHINGTON (Nov. 5, 2021) – National nonprofit Workplace Fairness advocates for workers' rights and provides resource pages for workers about their rights. In the USA, the national minimum wage was created by Congress to provide for minimum wages, overtime pay, recordkeeping requirements and child labor regulations. The purpose was to stabilize the economy and protect workers in the labor force.

The Minimum Wage - Workplace Fairness page explains what minimum wage is and how it might affect you. It details who the Fair Labor Standards Act covers, as well as what wage applies for probationary periods, minors, and training. This page also explains how minimum wage laws affect commissions, tips.

This page provides answers to the following questions:
What is the federal minimum wage?
Which federal law(s) cover payment of a minimum wage?
Who is covered by minimum wage laws?
Which employers does the law cover?
If my state's minimum wage is higher than the federal minimum wage, what is my employer required to pay me?
Am I covered by my state's minimum wage law?
Can my employer pay me less for certain hours or average my pay?
I am paid a salary. Does the minimum wage law apply to me?
I am paid a commission. Does the minimum wage law apply to me?

Workplace Fairness publishes a weekly newsletter, Workplace Week, which covers news and commentary on critical issues affecting employees and their advocates. Find helpful and more comprehensive information at https://www.workplacefairness.org/

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About Workplace Fairness

Founded in 1994 as the National Employee Rights Institute, Workplace Fairness is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates and maintains a comprehensive, digital one-stop-shop for free and unbiased information about workers and their legal rights in the workplace. The organization aims to provide resources on their award-winning website that resolve work-related issues and encourage policymakers, members of the business community and the public at large to view the fair treatment of workers as both good business practice and sound public policy.

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