Minimum wage rises.The federal minimum wage increased to $6.55 per hour as of July 24, 2008. However, many states also have minimum wage laws, and some are higher than the federal minimum, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a report by J.J. Keller and Assoc., Inc., Neenah, WI. In cases where an employee is subject to both the state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher of the two minimum wages.
The states where the minimum wage increased as of July 1 included
* Illinois: $7.75
* Kentucky: $6.55
* Michigan: $7.40
* West Virginia West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N), Virginia (E and S), and Kentucky and, across the Ohio R., Ohio (W). Facts and Figures
Area, 24,181 sq mi (62,629 sq km). Pop. : $7.25
Kentucky's minimum wage will be the same as the new federal minimum but takes effect several weeks before the federal increase.
Nebraska, North Dakota North Dakota, state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Minnesota, across the Red River of the North (E), South Dakota (S), Montana (W), and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (N). , Ohio, South Dakota, and Utah increased state minimum wages to the same amount as the federal minimum and on the same date.
This change may affect employers if the state minimum wage applies to employees who are not covered not covered Health care adjective Referring to a procedure, test or other health service to which a policy holder or insurance beneficiary is not entitled under the terms of the policy or payment system–eg, Medicare. Cf Covered. by federal law.
Some other increases include New Hampshire New Hampshire, one of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (S), Vermont, with the Connecticut R. forming the boundary (W), the Canadian province of Quebec (NW), and Maine and a short strip of the Atlantic Ocean (E). minimum wage increased to $7.25 on Sep. 1; and effective Oct. 1, 2008, the Maine minimum wage will increase to $7.25.