Nebraska Minimum Wage
What are Minimum Wages in Nebraska?
What's the minimum wage in Nebraska? For entrepreneurs and small business owners with employees, it's important to know whether your state has a minimum wage law. Information on minimum wages can be tough to find so we've done the research for you. Here's the minimum wage for Nebraska.
As of January 1, 2021, minimum wage in Nebraska is $9.00.
Nebraska is one of 45 states that have enacted minimum wage laws. Nebraska minimum wage applies to businesses with 4 or more employees.
The current houly minimum wage for Nebraska is $1.75 more than the Federal rate, which remains at $7.25 per hour.
For many years, the minimum wage in Nebraska was identical to the current Federal minimum wage rate of $7.25.
Advocates for increasing Nebraska's minimum wage were successful in their effortss to get Nebraska above the federal minimum. The Nebraska Minimum Wage Increase Initiative appeared on the November 4, 2014 ballot and passed. Voters opted at that time 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 had been dismissed in the Nebraska State Legislature.
Nebraska has 32,000 low wage workers, representing 5.7 percent of the hourly workforce, according to 2012 data from the US government.
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: January 4, 2021.
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