Colorado minimum wage becomes even more minimum

Men working on car
Men working on car

The national minimum wage as set by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), is currently $7.25, but some workers not covered by this law in some states benefit from a higher state-set minimum wage. Unlike the federal law, however, many of the state minimum wages are adjusted annually against the Consumer Price Index, and in 2009 some states actually saw a drop in their index. The result? Some workers in Colorado may actually see a wage cut, albeit small; from $7.28 to $7.25.

There are 14 states and the District of Columbia that have minimum wages above that of the federal government;