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April 17, 2014

Some low-paid workers wouldn't get wage hike

  • More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour.
  • By ALAN FRAM
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.

    More than a dozen categories of jobs are exempt from the minimum, currently $7.25 an hour. Those exclusions, rooted in labor law history, run from some workers with disabilities to crews on fishing ships to casual baby sitters.


     
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