日本でも最低賃金を上げるとかのニュースがあったと思ったが、米国の場合は連邦法、州法および定めある場合には市条例での規定額を守る必要がある(連邦法が上位法になるので州法規定が連邦法を下回ることはできない)。

 最低賃金引上げの話が出た時に、「そんなに上げたら、ファーストフード店はみな潰れてしまうで!」という意見が必ず出るが、健康保険も提供し却って繁盛しているハンバーク店もある。

 「法の抜け道をいろいろ工夫して従業員(ひと)を極力安くこき使おう」などというのは、寧ろ会社をつぶす秘訣となる。

What's the minimum wage in every state?

In the United States, the federal minimum wage is only $7.25 per hour, but the minimum wage is over double that in some places. Every state has the power to decide its own minimum wage, and some cities also have the power to increase it. Click or swipe through to see the minimum wage rates for every state across the nation.

Minimum Wage in Alabama: $7.25
Alaska: $9.84
Arizona: $10.50
Arkansas: $8.50
California: $11.00
Colorado: $10.20
Connecticut: $10.10
Delaware: $8.25
Florida: $8.25
Georgia: $7.25
Hawaii: $10.10
Idaho: $7.25
llinois: $8.25
ndiana: $7.25
Iowa: $7.25
Kansas: $7.25
Kentucky: $7.25
Louisiana: $7.25
Maine: $10.00
Maryland: $10.10
Massachusetts: $11.00
Michigan: $9.25
Minnesota: $7.87
Mississippi: $7.25
Missouri: $7.85
Montana: $8.30
Nebraska: $9.00
Nevada: $8.25
New Hampshire: $7.25
New Jersey: $8.60
New Mexico: $7.50
New York: $10.40
North Carolina: $7.25
North Dakota: $7.25
Ohio: $8.30
Oklahoma: $7.25
Oregon: $10.50
Pennsylvania: $7.25
Rhode Island: $10.10
South Carolina: $7.25
South Dakota: $8.85
Tennessee: $7.25
Texas: $7.25
Utah: $7.25
Vermont: $10.50
Virginia: $7.25

Washington: $11.50
Washington has the highest minimum wage in the country, at $11.50 per hour. In addition to enjoying higher rates, several Washington cities have imposed their own minimum wages: Seattle, for instance, was the first major city to pass legislation for a $15 minimum wage, while Tacoma has a minimum wage of $12 an hour.

West Virginia: $8.75
Wisconsin: $7.25
Wyoming: $7.25

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