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  • Washington Minimum Wage Labor Law Poster

    Please post this information where your employees can read it.
    Washington MINIMUM WAGE: $7.35 per hour
    January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005

    - Workers age 14 or 15 may be paid 85 percent of the minimum wage, which is $6.25 per hour.
    - Employers may not use tips to make up any part of the minimum wage.
    - Employees must be paid 1½ times the regular rate for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Agricultural workers are generally exempt from overtime.
    - Certain occupations are exempt from the minimum wage and/or overtime requirements. Please contact the L&I offi ce nearest you for a complete list of exemptions.
    Need more information?
    - Visit Labor and Industries’ web site —
    - Call the L&I office nearest you. (Please look in the government pages of your phone book for office numbers.)
    In 1998, Washington voters approved an initiative on minimum wage. It requires L&I to recalculate the minimum wage each year based on changes in the federal Consumer Price Index.
    PUBLICATION F700-102-909 [10/2004]
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