The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and the federal rate are different, employers must pay their employees the higher rate. The list below outlines states (and the District of Columbia) that have adopted new minimum wage rates. Employers operating in any of these states should review their employees’ pay rates and update their minimum wage poster notices as necessary to ensure compliance with local wage and hour regulations. For more comprehensive information, click here.