As of January 1, 2014, minimum wage in Nebraska is $7.25.
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Nebraska is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. Nebraska minimum wage applies to businesses with 4 or more employees. The minimum wage in Nebraska is identical to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
Advocates for increasing Nebraska's minimum wage have been busy. The Nebraska Minimum Wage Increase Initiative may appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Voters will have the opportunity to increase the state's hourly minimum wage to $9 over 3 years. Earlier in 2014, a similar effort to increase Nebraska's minimum wage was dismissed in the Nebraska State Legislature.
Nebraska has 32,000 low wage workers, representing 5.7 percent of the hourly workforce.
Please realize that the Nebraska minimum wages cited above may have changed since we posted this minimum wage information. State minimum wages can change because new laws are enacted or because old laws contained scheduled increases. You should also be aware that state law often exempts particular company types, occupations and industries. To get the latest minimum wages for Nebraska, visit www.dol.gov
Last Updated: June 27, 2014.
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