HB 1433 -- Minimum Wage
This bill changes the laws regarding Missouri's minimum wage.
The bill requires that every employee in Missouri be paid at
least a "living wage" which is defined as compensation sufficient
to maintain conditions consistent with the employee's welfare.
The bill specifies that the minimum wage for an employee after
August 28, 2006, will be $6.50 per hour except for certain
amounts that may be deducted from the wage of the employee for
meals and/or lodging furnished by the employer as compensation.
The required minimum wage amount varies depending upon the type
of employment, employee's age, inclusion of employer-provided
meals and/or lodging offsets, and effective dates.
Beginning in 2008, minimum wage amounts will be adjusted annually
based on the rate of inflation as reported by the federal Bureau
of Labor Statistics. The adjusted minimum wage becomes effective
on March 1 of each year. The Department of Labor and Industrial
Relations is required to annually post the adjusted minimum wage
on its web site.
The exemption for agricultural labor from minimum wage
requirements is repealed.
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Missouri House of Representatives
93rd General Assembly, 2nd Regular Session
Last Updated November 29, 2006 at 9:43 am