Oklahoma Minimum Wage laws & HR compliance analysis

Oklahoma Minimum Wage: What you need to know

You can find your state’s minimum wage rate and tip credit laws at http://hr.blr.com/state-comparison-charts/Updated-Minimum-Wage-Chart (OK Stat. Tit. 40 Sec. 197.2).
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Nursing facilities, standard private intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded, and specialized private intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded must pay the following employees minimum wage of $6.65 per hour (OK Stat. Tit. 63 Sec. 5022.1):
• Registered nurses
• Licensed practical nurses
• Nurses aides
• Certified medication aides
• Dietician staff
• Housekeeping staff
• Maintenance staff
• Laundry staff
• Social services staff
• Other activities staff
Employees of organizations with gross annual sales of less than $100,000 and fewer than 10 full-time employees may pay their employees a minimum wage of $2 per hour (OK Stat. Tit. 40 Sec. 197.5).
Employees working for employers with 10 or more employees or gross annual sales of at least $100,000 (OK Stat. Tit. 40 Sec. 197.4) are covered by the state minimum wage law, except for the following:
• Outside sales representatives
• Federal government employees
• Agricultural laborers
• Domestic workers in private homes
• Volunteers for charitable, religious, and other nonprofit organizations
• Newspaper carriers and vendors
• Minors under the age of 18 who are not high school or vocational training graduates
• Temporary employees working fewer than 25 hours a week
• Students under the age of 22 who are regularly enrolled in school
• Retail feed store employees
• Reserve deputy sheriffs
• Employees of common carriers subject to the Interstate Commerce Act
• Salaried white-collar personnel in executive, administrative, and professional jobs
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