U.S. Dept. of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division -- The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Includes information on how to file a complaint.
National Employment Law Project (NELP) -- "Working with state and national advocates and legislators, the National Employment Law Project is committed to rebuilding the wage floor for low-wage workers in the US."
USA Today -- Story on states raising their respective minimum wages. Contains info on how minimum wages compare in states across the U.S. and the number of people living at or below the federal minimum wage.
Jeffrey Dorfman -- Forbes -- Argues that "the number of minimum wage workers is small and shrinking, that most minimum wage workers are not poor, and that most of them are young and working their way up the ladder rather than supporting a family."
Peter Coy and Susan Berfield -- Bloomberg Businessweek -- Argues that "raising the minimum wage is neither as wonderful as its advocates claim nor as dangerous as its detractors warn. " It helps people who really need raises but displaces some from work.
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