Here is the Federal Dept. of Labor link to qick facts. See epsecially the exemption for businesses grossing under $500K. I can verify I have read the Act for the exemption. [size=1] All the other links below I found using google. I do not attest or warrant their verasity . . . for entertainment purposes only, no other warranty is expressed or implied.[/size]
[b]What you need to know about the Federal Minimum Wage
The federal minimum wage provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The federal minimum wage for nonexempt employees was raised in May of 2007 increasing it from $5.15 per hour, set in 1997 to:
$5.85 per hour, effective July 24th 2007
$6.55 per hour, effective July 24th 2008
$7.25 per hour, effective July 24th 2009
Every employer of employees subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage provisions must post, and keep posted, a notice explaining the Act in a conspicuous place in all of their establishments so as to permit employees to readily read it. To be compliant with federal employment law, your business must post the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. [/b]
I appreciate you good wishes. I will actually pull dozens of applications when we put out the call. You see, money is not everything in every market. We are the only viable employment opportunity for teenagers (wait staff - dishwashers) and young adults in our town. One day there will be other employers, but we are the bright light that everyone sees.
They have the option of a job in town for .50 less per hour, or maintain a car and drive 20 to 30 minutes each way for really lousy treatment and less than prestigious employment.
We do just fine, and will keep it going. We keep our eye on the prize, and walk toward it every day.