Minimum Wage

Jordan Fuller

About Minimum Wage

Minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly remuneration that employers may legally pay to workers

  • The minimum wage is set at $7.25 for Wisconsin (it is the same as the federal wage
  • They last raised the federal minimum wage price in 1997 (17 years ago)
  • 80% of adults work for minimum wage

My Opinion

Minimum wage is the lowest a business can pay you for working. I think that if you are under 18 you should be getting a little bit more than minimum wage, because you are an adult and have to pay for more than just gas and snacks. For where you work at being 18 it depends on how much you will be getting and for what kind of work you do. I think this might cause prices to go up in some places because there are a lot of 18+ years of age that do have jobs that pay minimum wage. For the hiring process I know they have probationary periods where you get paid under minimum wage, and if you got the job being 18+ you should be on a probationary period at minimum wage until whenever to make sure they won't just leave in a month of working there.

Review of videos seen

  • Workers with fair wages stay at the jobs longer, work harder, and more productive