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Definition the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay — usually determined by law, but could be by union or other contract
  • State minimum wage rates are higher in California than in Texas.
  • I didn't know the minimum wage was a dollar twenty-five,
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • minimum wage = lowest wage an employer is allowed to pay by law
  • How we too scared to ask for minimum wage.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • minimum wage = lowest amount per hour an employer is allowed to pay by law
  • Five years and not even minimum wage.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • minimum wage = lowest wage an employer is allowed to pay by law
  • There's $213 left in Molly's savings account from the minimum-wage job she had last summer scooping ice cream in Bar Harbor.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I can give you twenty-five hours a week at the minimum wage.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Max's parents split up before he was born and his mother cleans motel rooms for minimum wage.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • 30 an hour, less than the minimum wage.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Immigrants like herself, she says, work hard at jobs no American wants to do, at least not for minimum wage with no health benefits or paid vacation time.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • Before you know it, you'll be working for him at minimum wage while he can hardly walk from the weight in his pockets.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • You find out what minimum wage is, and I'll pay two bucks more per hour.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • The Minimum Wage and the Juvenile Delinquent.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • This seems to be no longer true, for government agencies channel only as many laborers as are needed, and some kind of minimum wage is maintained.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Getting sent out meant the minimum wage—minus Uncle Sam's share—for as many hours as you were needed.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • It pays minimum wage, and the work sucks, but beggars cannot be choosers.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • :\round here, there are a lot of minimum-wage-type jobs that don't pay much more than daycare costs, so why bother?
    Gaby Rodriguez  --  The Pregnancy Project
  • After travel expenses and entry fees, he probably would have been better off working minimum wage.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Tell him to offer minimum wage.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Quite a lot more than the minimum wage.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • 5 million fast food workers are by far the largest group of minimum wage earners in the United States.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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