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It is legal to pay less than minimum wage. Missouri

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  • It is legal to pay less than minimum wage. Missouri

    Minimum Wage
    Current Minimum Wage
    Employers engaged in retail or service businesses whose annual gross income is less than $500,000 are not required to pay the state minimum wage rate. Employers not subject to the minimum wage law can pay employees wages of their choosing. For more information, please contact the United States Department of Labor.

    In researching what the current minimum wage is in Missouri, I came across this. It is not what I thought.

    Is this also true in other states?
    Senior Member
    Last edited by GotSmart; 05-20-2013, 10:53 AM. Reason: Posted too soon

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    Minimum Wage Laws

    The states can set guidelines on minimum wage as long as they are at least as protective to employees as the federal minimum wage law when applied to the same companies. States can have additional regulations to cover companies that are not coverd by federal law. Not only can states set standards, so can counties and cities in some instances (although some states have passed or are working on legislation to change this). There is a wide variety of regulations in place around the country. The short answer is yes. Sometimes employers can legally pay less than the minimum wage.
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    Last edited by polyester66; 05-21-2013, 08:27 AM. Reason: typo


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