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Federal Minimum Wage Increase

The "Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007" was passed on May 25, 2007. The Act provides for a three-step increase in the federal minimum wage, beginning with an initial increase from the $5.15 per hour to $5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007. The federal minimum wage will then increase from $5.85 to $6.55 on July 24, 2008 and $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009.

A new Federal Minimum Wage poster was released on July 3, 2007 by the US Department of Labor. This new posting, which includes the federal minimum wage rates for 2007, 2008, and 2009, is displayed on all of our products containing federal notices. If your labor law posters do not display the current minimum wage rate, you can order combined, all-in-one format labor posters or two-poster kits here. (If you would like to replace only your federal labor law poster, it can be ordered here.)

State Minimum Wage Increases

The following states have had increases in their minimum wage rates during 2007 and 2008. Please note that the dates below only reflect the date that the state minimum wage changed.


Minimum Wage Notice Change Date

Additional Information

January 2008

Increase to $6.90 per hour
Arkansas July 2007  

January 2007

     San Francisco January 2008 Increase to $9.36 per hour
Colorado January 2008 Increase to $7.02 per hour

January 2007


November 2007

Increase to $6.79 per hour
Idaho July 2007  
Illinois July 2007  
Indiana July 2007  
Iowa January 2008 Tip credit of $4.35 per hour added
Kentucky July 2007  

October 2006


January 2007


November 2006


January 2008

Increase to $6.65 per hour

November 2007

Increase to $6.25 per hour
Nebraska July 2007  
Nevada July 2007  
New Hampshire July 2007  
New Mexico January 2008 Increase to $6.50 per hour
New York January 2007  
North Carolina

January 2007

North Dakota July 2007  

November 2007

Increase to $7.00
Oklahoma July 2007  

January 2008

Increase to $7.95 per hour

July 2007

Training wage increase

January 2008

Increase to $7.68 per hour

January 2008

Increase to $8.07 per hour
West Virginia

July 2006



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