Wage Payments in State

Am I Entitled to the Minimum Wage?

When, how, and how much you are paid depend on federal and state law.
Updated: 2020-06-22
What You Need to Know About State Minimum Wage, Overtime, and Other Wage Claims
Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay in State?

Federal law sets some wage standards, including a "floor" minimum wage, but many states have also enacted their own wage payment laws. Where those laws are more generous to the employee than the federal law, they apply. Where they are less generous, the federal law applies.

Some types of workers are exempt from minimum wage laws, while workers paid in certain ways (by commission, tips, or piece rate) may be covered by state laws, which vary from state to state. To find out what your state's rules are for wage payment amounts, timing, and final pay, select it from the list below.

Jurisdictional relevance: There are versions of this article for each State.
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