The minimum wage rate is recalculated yearly on September 30, based on the Consumer Price Index.
An employer may not retaliate against an employee for exercising his or her right to receive them minimum wage. Rights protected by the State Constitution include the right to:
An employee who has not received the lawful minimum wage after notifying his or her employer and giving the employer 15 days to resolve any claims for unpaid wages may bring a civil action in a court of law against an employer to recover back wages plus damages and attorney’s fees.
An employer found liable for intentionally violating minimum wage requirements is subject to a fine of $1,000 per violation, payable to the state. The Attorney General or other official designated by the Legislature may bring a civil action to enforce the minimum wage.