Definition of Minimum wage

1. Noun. The lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law.

Generic synonyms: Earnings, Pay, Remuneration, Salary, Wage

Definition of Minimum wage

1. Noun. The lowest rate at which an employer can legally pay an employee; usually expressed as pay per hour. ¹

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Literary usage of Minimum wage

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1. OECD Economic Surveys: Turkey by OECD Staff (2004)
"The minimum wage minimum wage legislation in Turkey dates back to 1967 and has ... Starting with 1988, the minimum wage has been adjusted every year (in mid ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Harper 132:276-82 Ja '16 minimum wage for women. Nation 102:610-11 Je 8 '16 Great Britain Establishment of minimum rates in the tailoring industry under the ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"This law provides for the creation of a minimum wage Board made up of three members: one representing the public, one representing the employers, ..."

4. Netherlands by Anne Sonnet (2005)
"A. Wage regulation Three types of regulation are potentially important factors behind firms' pay policies: the nationwide statutory minimum wage, ..."

5. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"minimum wage—Laws—Continued Massachusetts—Act to provide for the revision of minimum wage decrees. (Ch. 387, Acts 1920) Massachusetts has merged her minimum ..."

6. Principles of Labor Legislation by John Rogers Commons, John Bertram Andrews (1920)
"CHAPTER IV THE minimum wage minimum wage legislation marks a new stage in the long line of attempts to equalize the power of employer and employee in making ..."

7. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1915)
"Within the last three years laws known as minimum-wage laws have been passed ... What is a minimum-wage law? It is a law which fixes the least wage that an ..."

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