As the year draws to a close, all states that tie their minimum wage to inflation have now issued their new minimum wage rates for 2013.  The following chart sets out the minimum wage rates effective January 1, 2013, for employees and tipped employees.  If a state is not listed, it does not have a minimum wage rate or the state’s minimum wage rate is lower than the federal minimum wage.[1]  Minimum wage rates lower than the federal rate are applicable to certain small employers.  This chart does not address circumstances where a lower minimum wage is paid to employees under the age of 18 or employees who are training or in a probationary period of employment. 

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