Under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) the minimum wage increases to $5.85 per hour effective July 24, 2007, to $6.55 per hour effective July 24, 2008, and to $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Until July 24, 2009, employers in New York must continue to comply with the higher minimum wage of $7.15 per hour established under the New York State Minimum Wage Act. On July 24, 2009, the New York minimum wage will automatically increase to $7.25 per hour to be consistent with the FLSA.
Employers are required to post a Federal minimum wage notice in a conspicuous place in their establishments so that employees can readily read it. The U.S. Department of Labor (“USDOL”) has revised the Federal minimum wage poster to reflect the new minimum wage increases. The revised poster, which must replace your current minimum wage poster beginning on July 24, 2007, can be downloaded and printed from the USDOL’s web site athttp://www.dol.gov/esa/regs/compliance/posters/flsa.htm