State of the Minimum Wage Sources

Accessed December 15-20, 2006

For information on higher minimum wage states: Center for American Progress, John Alexander Burton and Amy Hanauer, Good for Business: Small Business Growth and State Minimum Wages, May 2006.

For information on states without minimum wage laws:  U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment Standards Admin. Minimum Wage Laws in the States, (updated April 3, 2006).

For information on the workers affected by 2009 minimum wage increase: Economic Policy Institute, Minimum Wage Issue Guide, (updated Nov. 2006).

For history of state minimum wage rates see:

Alaska Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development,;

Arizona State Legislature, (Law 23-363);

Arkansas State Legislature, (Law 11-4-210;

California Div. of Industrial Relations, Div. of Labor Standards Enforcement office,;

Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment, Div. of Labor, Minimum Wage Fact Sheet and Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 22,;

D.C. Dept. of Employment Services, Minimum Wage Act Revision Act of 1992 and Minimum Wage Emergency Amendment Act of 2004,;

Delaware State Code 19-9-901;

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation,;

A Short History of the Hawaii Minimum Wage,;

Illinois Minimum Wage Law (820 ILCS 105/);

Maine Dept. of Labor, Wage and Hour Div., History of Maine’s Minimum Wage,; and;

Maryland Div. of Labor and Industry, Wage and Hour Fact Sheet, and Maryland Minimum Wage Law Changes,;

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Dept. of Labor, Div. of Occupational Safety, and Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, Massachusetts’ New Minimum Wage, Aug. 2006,;

Michigan Labor and Economic Growth Agency, Wage and Hour Div.,,1607,7-154-27673-39647–,00.html;

Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes, 177.24 Payment of Minimum Wages,;

Missouri Revised Statutes, Minimum Wage rate. 290.502, and;

Montana Wage and Hour Unit, State Minimum Wage and Montana Code Annotated;

Nevada Revised Statutes 608.250;

New Jersey Workforce, Wage and Hour Compliance, and New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, NJ State Wage and Hour Laws and Regulations;

New York Minimum Wage Act (under Labor, Article 19, Minimum Wage Act, Sec. 652);

North Carolina Dept. of Labor, New North Carolina Minimum Wage;

The Ohio Fair Minimum Wage Amendment,;

Oregon, Bureau of Labor and Industries, Gardner Announces a 30-cent Cost of Living Increase for Oregon’s Minimum Wage Workers,;

Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor and Industry, Minimum Wage Law Summary,;

Rhode Island minimum wage law;

Vermont Dept. of Labor and Industry, Wage and Hour Program, Vermont & US Dept. of Labor Minimum Wage Comparison History,; Vermont Governor Announces Minimum Wage Increase,;

Washington Dept. of Labor and Industries, Washington’s minimum wage to increase to $7.93 an hour Jan. 1, Sept. 29, 2006,;

West Virginia minimum wage law;

Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development, Wisconsin Minimum Wage Rates, and

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