Beginning December 31, 2013, changes will be coming to the minimum wage level for many states. Defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage is set at $7.25. However, the federal minimum wage level does not supersede any state or local laws.
This means that if a state’s minimum wage is higher than federal minimum wage, the state’s wage law must be honored by employers. Changes will be made to the minimum wage for the following states: