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Not all minimum wage jobs are created equal

July 24, 2014


Not all minimum wage jobs are created equal

Federal regulations include exemptions that allow employers to pay certain types of workers less than the minimum wage, including youth and farm workers. But the largest population is workers at restaurants and bars who also receive tips. Federal law allows employers to pay these workers $2.13 an hour, though states are allowed to set their own rules. Minnesota and Montana are two of just seven states that do not allow employers to pay tipped workers less than minimum wage.

Minimum wages in Ninth District states

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