Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers in the United States must be paid at least a minimum wage — currently set at $7.25 an hour. But how did we get to today’s rate of $7.25 an hour? Here is an infographic from HRDirect that takes a closer look at the history of the minimum wage.

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History of The Minimum Wage In The United States

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