The current federal minimum wage is $7.25; however, some states and individual cities have raised it for their inhabitants. In states and cities where there are conflicting rates, employees earning minimum wage are entitled to the higher rate. Last summer, the House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15. The bill died in the Senate about a month later, leaving the country scattered with different minimum wages throughout individual cities and states.
The minimum wage-earning community is, in some ways, the foundation and support system of America’s economy, and we are incredibly grateful for the work this community puts in for the betterment of our country.