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DEFINITION: List of minimum wage restrictions and laws by state. NOTE: the Federal minimum wage is $5.15 (29 USC Sec. 206).
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Alabama No state minimum wage law.
Alaska $7.15 (will be automatically adjusted to remain at least $1.00 above federal minimum wage, should that change; first state to set minimum wage above federal minimum wage)
Arizona No state minimum wage law.
Arkansas $5.15, $6.25 as of October 1, 2006
California $6.75 ($8.82 in San Francisco as of January 1, 2006; will be looked at the beginning of every year) Los Angeles must pay workers at least $9.08 per hour with health benefits, or $10.33 without.
Colorado $5.15
Connecticut $7.40 as of January 1, 2006
Delaware $6.15 (planned for 2007: $6.65; planned for 2008: $7.15)
District of Columbia $7.00 as of January 1, 2006)
Florida $6.40 as of January 1, 2006 (rises with inflation)
Georgia $5.15
Hawaii $6.75 as of January 1, 2006
Idaho $5.15
Illinois $6.50 ($6.00 for employees under the age of 18)
Indiana $5.15
Iowa $5.15
Kansas $2.65 (for employees over the age of 18) (applies only when the federal Fair Labor Standards Act does not)
Kentucky $5.15
Louisiana No state minimum wage law.
Maine $6.50 as of October 1, 2005 (rising to $6.75 in October, 2006, and $7.00 in October, 2007)
Maryland $6.15 as of February 16, 2006
Massachusetts $6.75 (As of January 1, 2001) ($2.63 for service (tipped) employees, $1.60 for agricultural employees; considering increase to $7.50 on Sept. 1, 2006 and to $8.25 on Sept. 1, 2007)
Michigan $6.95 (begin October 1, 2006) increasing to $7.15 (July 1, 2007) and to $7.40 (July 1, 2008)
Minnesota $6.15 (began August 1, 2005)
Mississippi No state minimum wage law.
Missouri $5.15
Montana $5.15
Nebraska $5.15
Nevada $5.15 (2004 referendum approved to create $6.15 minimum wage; requires reapproval in 2006 to become law)
New Hampshire $5.15
New Jersey $6.15 (Increases to $7.15 in October 2006)
New Mexico $5.15 ($9.50 in Santa Fe, as of 2006)
New York $6.75 as of January 1, 2006 (rising to $7.15 on January 1, 2007)
North Carolina $5.15
North Dakota $5.15
Ohio $5.15
Oklahoma $5.15 ($2.00 for work not covered by federal minimum wage) (OK Statutes 40-197.5)
Oregon $7.50 as of January 1, 2006 (with future increases based on the inflation rate)
Pennsylvania $5.15
Rhode Island $7.10 as of March 1, 2006
South Carolina No state minimum wage law.
South Dakota $5.15
Tennessee No state minimum wage law.
Texas $5.15
Utah $5.15
Vermont $7.25 as of January 1, 2006
Virginia $5.15
Washington $7.63 as of January 1, 2006 (with future increases linked to inflation, as per Revised Code of Washington Sec. 49.46.020)
West Virginia $5.15 ($4.25 for tipped employees)
Wisconsin $6.50
Wyoming $5.15
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SOURCE: Employment Services Administration (1 March 2006). Minimum Wage Laws in the States. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) online information. United States Department of Labor.

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"Minimum wage by state", Employment Services Administration (1 March 2006). Minimum Wage Laws in the States. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) online information. United States Department of Labor.. Retrieved from http://www.StateMaster.com/graph/eco_min_wag-economy-minimum-wage

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