New Federal Minimum Wage Poster Scam In California

The Federal minimum wage increased to $5.85 an hour on Tuesday, July 24, 2007, and employers are required to post an updated notice in the workplace. However, it has been reported that employers are receiving letters that appear to be from an official source threatening the employer with fines unless they purchase a new labor law poster, which these letters attempt to sell for $100, listing the new Federal minimum wage

The scam is that the new poster can be downloaded from the Department of Labor's website for free - click here to download the new wage poster.  Employers can simply post this new poster next to the existing 2007 workplace posters. 

California employers need to continue to pay employees at least the California minimum wage of $7.50 per hour for the remainder of 2007 and $8.00 per hour beginning January 1, 2008.  It is a bit baffling that California employers are required to pay more than the Federal minimum wage, but they are still required to post the information.
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