Increase in Minimum Wage

Changes to Federal Minimum Wage

On May 25, President Bush signed legislation that increases federal minimum wage to $7.25 per hour in three steps over a period of 26 months.  The impact on employers will vary based on the state in which their employees work.

  • 5.85 per hour (July 24, 2007)

  • 6.55 per hour (July 24, 2008)

  • 7.25 per hour (July 24, 2009)

If the state where the employees work in has a higher state minimum wage, the higher wage would apply, whichever is most beneficial to the employee.

StaffScapes will have the updated federal labor law poster when it becomes available.  Please contact us for more information regarding these changes or if you have questions about being in compliance.  Contact us at or 303.466.7864.