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View Diary: Minimum Wage Map by State... What A Surprise! (updated) (253 comments)

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  •  The law is fairly clear and explicit (0+ / 0-)

    that states can pass higher minimum wages without violating the fed minimum.  Otherwise, asshole employers would argue that the higher minimum conflicts with the lower fed minimum, and asshole judges would probably agree.  As noted above, the lower state minimums can only apply to such employers and occupations not covered by the fed minimum.

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