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minimum wage

(Encyclopedia) minimum wage, lowest wage legally permitted in an industry or in a government or other organization. The goal in establishing minimum wages has been to assure wage earners a standard…

State Minimum Wages

The Question: Where can I find state minimum wage rates for each state?? The Answer: Visit the Department of Labor's interactive…

The Federal Minimum Wage Rate

The Question: Is there a web site that tracks the progression of the minimum wage in the United States throughout history? The Answer: Yes. We do. In 1938,…

U.S. Minimum Wage Rates

As of January 1, 2015 Find a list of the federal and state minimum wage rates in the United States, according to state name in alphabetical order and the dollar value as of…

States with Highest Minimum Wage

29 states have state minimum wages set higher than the federally mandated minimum. Some of these states are currently implementing significant increases, set to roll out over the next several years…

Fair Labor Standards Act

(Encyclopedia) Fair Labor Standards Act or Wages and Hours Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly in interstate…

Macarthur, Mary Reid

(Encyclopedia) Macarthur, Mary Reid, 1880–1921, British labor organizer, b. Glasgow, Scotland. Working in her father's draper's shop, she became prominent in the shop assistants' union…

piecework

(Encyclopedia) piecework, work for which the laborer is paid on the basis of the amount of work done. The system is best adapted to standardized operations in which quantity is preferred to quality.…

Annual Federal Minimum Wage Rates, 1955-2021

The least you can earn Way back in 1938, after decades of campaigning by labor rights activists, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act and created the minimum wage rate for work in the…