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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, www.labor.state.ak.us/commish/min-wage.htm;

Arizona State Legislature, (Law 23-363) www.azleg.gov;

Arkansas State Legislature, (Law 11-4-210 www.arkleg.state.ar.us;

California Div. of Industrial Relations, Div. of Labor Standards Enforcement office, www.dir.ca.gov/WP.asp;

Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment, Div. of Labor, Minimum Wage Fact Sheet and Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 22, http://www.coworkforce.com/lab/Wage%20Act.pdf;

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

Delaware State Code 19-9-901 www.delcode.state.de.us/title19/c009/index.htm;

Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, www.floridajobs.org/resources/fl_min_wage.html;

A Short History of the Hawaii Minimum Wage, http://hawaii.gov/labor/rs/6-14-05update/MIN_WAGE.HTM;

Illinois Minimum Wage Law (820 ILCS 105/) http://www.ilga.gov/legislation;

Maine Dept. of Labor, Wage and Hour Div., History of Maine’s Minimum Wage, http://www.maine.gov/labor/labor_laws/minwagehistory.html; and http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/26/title26sec664.html;

Maryland Div. of Labor and Industry, Wage and Hour Fact Sheet, http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/minwagefacts.htm and Maryland Minimum Wage Law Changes, http://www.dllr.state.md.us/labor/minwagelaw.htm;

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Dept. of Labor, Div. of Occupational Safety, http://www.mass.gov/dos/ and Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, Massachusetts’ New Minimum Wage, Aug. 2006, http://www.massbudget.org/article.php?id=489;

Michigan Labor and Economic Growth Agency, Wage and Hour Div., http://www.michigan.gov/cis/0,1607,7-154-27673-39647–,00.html;

Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes, 177.24 Payment of Minimum Wages, http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/getpub.php?pubtype=STAT_CHAP_SEC&year=2006&section=177.24;

Missouri Revised Statutes, Minimum Wage rate. 290.502, http://www.moga.state.mo.us/statutes/C200-299/2900000502.HTM and http://www.dolir.mo.gov/Newsreleases/releases/minimumwage.htm;

Montana Wage and Hour Unit, State Minimum Wage http://erd.dli.mt.gov/laborstandard/wagehrlawsstatemin.asp and Montana Code Annotated http://data.opi.state.mt.us/bills/mca/39/3/39-3-409.htm;

Nevada Revised Statutes 608.250 http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-608.html;

New Jersey Workforce, Wage and Hour Compliance, http://www.state.nj.us/njbusiness/operate/workforce/whc and New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development, NJ State Wage and Hour Laws and Regulations http://www.nj.gov/labor/lsse/wagehour.html;

New York Minimum Wage Act (under Labor, Article 19, Minimum Wage Act, Sec. 652) http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS;

North Carolina Dept. of Labor, New North Carolina Minimum Wage http://www.dol.state.nc.us/wh/fact%20sheets/wage_increase.htm;

The Ohio Fair Minimum Wage Amendment, http://raisethewage.org/pdf/MinimumWageAmendment_Full.pdf;

Oregon, Bureau of Labor and Industries, Gardner Announces a 30-cent Cost of Living Increase for Oregon’s Minimum Wage Workers, http://www.boli.state.or.us/BOLI/2007_Minimum_Wage_Increase.pdf;

Pennsylvania Dept. of Labor and Industry, Minimum Wage Law Summary, http://www.dli.state.pa.us/landi/lib/landi/laborlaw/pdf/llc-1.pdf;

Rhode Island minimum wage law http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE28/28-12/28-12-3.HTM;

Vermont Dept. of Labor and Industry, Wage and Hour Program, Vermont & US Dept. of Labor Minimum Wage Comparison History, http://www.state.vt.us/labind/Wagehour/wagecomp.htm; Vermont Governor Announces Minimum Wage Increase, http://www.vermont.gov/tools/whatsnew2/index.php?topic=GovPressReleases&id=2171&v=Article;

Washington Dept. of Labor and Industries, Washington’s minimum wage to increase to $7.93 an hour Jan. 1, Sept. 29, 2006, http://www.lni.wa.gov/news/2006/pr060929a.asp;

West Virginia minimum wage law http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Text_HTML/2006_SESSIONS/RS/BILLS/HB4023%20SUB.htm;

Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development, Wisconsin Minimum Wage Rates, http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/equal_rights_division/initiative_to_raise_the_minimum_wage.htm and http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/erd/pdf/erd_9247_p.pdf

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