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Wyoming Retains Its Minimum Wage Law

November 26, 2013 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming No Comments
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Considering the size of Jackson Hole’s service industry, Wyoming’s minimum wage law seems particularly relevant here.  With that in mind, the decision last week by a legislative committee NOT to remove the state’s minimum wage statute has particular significance.  Currently, the state’s minimum wage is $5.15 per hour which is more than $2 below the federal level.  In 2012, about 4,000 Wyoming workers were paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, while another 5,000 Wyoming workers earned less, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study.  Workers who receive tips may earn $2.13 less than that under the federal requirements.  Currently, Wyoming has the lowest minimum wage of those 45 states that have minimum wages.

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