The federal minimum wage went up on Friday, July 24th
to $7.25 per hour. Opinions vary as to whether the increase will stimulate
spending or damage small employers. Whether the extra earnings spur sales or
the costs result in more unemployment claims employers are required to maintain
workplace posters that explain the minimum wage requirements under the Fair
Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Even if your employees earn $15.00 an hour, or more, you are
still required to post the FLSA notices. The most recent Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage Poster is readily available online. Many employers also
buy posters that combine all of the requirements.
If you already have a posting check it before you take the
time to replace it. The July 2007 revision of the minimum wage poster, reflecting the 2007
amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act, is still valid and employers may
continue to post them. When you find a tattered copy dated 2005 take it down
and replace it with one that meets the current requirements.