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Current Minimum Wage in Alabama
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the “floor” minimum wage for eligible workers in the U.S. But, many states and some local governments set their own minimum wage. Workers are entitled to be paid the highest minimum wage that applies where they work, whether it is set by federal, state, or local law.
Alabama does not have its own minimum wage law. Therefore, employees in Alabama are entitled to earn at least the federal minimum wage, $7.25 an hour.
Birmingham, Alabama has passed a local ordinance establishing a higher minimum wage. Therefore, employees in Birmingham are entitled to earn the higher local minimum wage of $8.50 an hour (beginning in July 2016).