Where's my hard-earned quarter?
August 8, 2009 3:59 PM Subscribe
You-are-not-my-lawyer-filter: Minimum wage went up, and my paycheck didn't. Why not?
posted by WidgetAlley to work & money (8 answers total)
Minimum wage went up, and, two pay periods later, my check has yet to reflect this (it's still $7.00). What's up?
Some more info: I am a summer job worker in an independently owned plant nursery and greenhouse, with about 20 employees total. I am enrolled in college in fall and spring but not during my employment; my state does not have a minimum wage requirement so I am referring to the federal minimum wage when I say "minimum wage." I am well over the age of majority (21), not a student-learner, or a full-time student, nor any other clause that I can find that would make me exempt under the US Department of Labor standards. Is it just because I was originally hired on at $7.00? Is there a grace period for implementation? Is it because I'm going back to school in a week? Or am I getting dicked around?
Thanking you in advance for your help!