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The federal minimum wage is $7.25, which went into effect on July 24, 2009. The Obama administration was in favor and pushed to increase the minimum wage.
The below New York Times article about Trump’s new pick for the Secretary of Labor suggests that Andy Puzder, Trump’s appointment for Secretary of Labor, may ‘rationally’ raise minimum wage. Other commentators feel that as an executive in the fast food industry, he may strictly oppose raising the minimum wage.
At Navigate Law Group, we work with both employers and employees to ensure that state and federal minimum wage laws are being followed in the workplace as well as monitor trends in wage and hour law. For example, in November 2016, US District Court Judge Amos Mazzant blocked the Obama administration’s signature overtime rule from taking effect. Judge Mazzant ruled that the change, which boosted overtime pay to an estimated 4 million employees, was unlawful and granted a motion for a nationwide injunction, concluding that it was arbitrary.
If your company is concerned about whether or not you are following the ever-changing and complex wage and hour laws, or you are an employee and feel that your employer is not paying you the wages that you have rightfully earned, contact me by phone at (360) 205-2249 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attorney at Navigate Law Group
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