Employers take note:  the federal minimum wage increases to $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009.   For more information, check out the Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act site

Of course, many states also have minimum wage laws, an where an employee is subject to both state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage.  Click here for the Department of Labor’s handy list of minimum wages by state, effective January 1, 2009.  (Note:  the chart does not accurately reflect that Nevada’s minimum wage will increase effective July 1, 2009 increase from $5.85 per hour to $6.55 per hour, while the minimum wage for employees not receiving health benefits will increase from $6.85 per hour to $7.55 per hour). 

Need the Department of Labor’s minimum wage posters?  Here they are: