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2022 Petition Initiatives-Part Seven of a Series

By Gordon HopkinsThe minimum wage in Nebraska is currently $9 an hour, and has been since 2016. The minimum wage was $8 an hour in 2015. For those workers who are compensated by tips, such as waitresses, waiters and bus persons, the minimum hourly rate of pay is $2.13 per hour. The sum of the $2.13 per hour plus all tips given to the individual must equal or exceed the required minimum wage for all hours worked.Each state sets its own minimum wage. However, that wage must meet or exceed the federal minimum wage. The national minimum wage was created by Congress under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938. The first minimum wage, establ...

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