Oklahoma Free Printable Minimum Wage Law Posters Oklahoma State Minimum Wage Poster Required

The State Minimum Wage is a minimum wage law poster by the Oklahoma Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Oklahoma, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

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You r  R ig h ts U nder  th e  O kla h om a M in im um  Wage  A ct
4 0  O .S.  § 19 7.1  et  se q .St ate  Mi nimum  Wag e

$ 5.8 5  pe r hou r

E ffe ctiv e  Jul y 24, 2 007

$ 6.5 5 p er  hou r  as  of  Ju ly 2 4, 2 008

$ 7.2 5 p er  hou r  as  of  Ju ly 2 4, 2 009

It  sh all  b e  unla w fu l to  em plo y  work e rs  in  an y  in dustr y  or  occu patio n  wit h in  th e  Sta te  of  O kla hom a under  co n dit io ns  of  la bor  detr im enta l to  th eir  healt h  or  m ora ls  and 
i t  sh a ll  b e  unla w fu l to  em plo y  work e rs  in  an y  in dustr y  wit h in  th e  Sta te  of  O kla hom a at  w ages  whic h  are  not a dequ ate  fo r  th eir  m ain te nan ce .  Exce pt  as  oth erw is e 
p ro vid e d  in  th e  Okla hom a Min im um  Wage  Act,  no  em plo ye r  w it h in  th e  Sta te  of  O kla hom a sh all  p a y  an y  em plo ye e  a wage  of  le ss  th a n  th e  cu rre nt fe d era l m in im um 
w age  fo r  all  h ours  work e d. in div id ual,  partn ersh ip , asso cia tio n, 
c o rp ora tio n, busi ness t ru st , or  an y  perso n or 
g ro up  of  perso ns,  hir in g  mo re  th an  te n  fu ll-
t ime  emp lo yees o r eq uiv ale n t  at  an y  one 
l o catio n  or  pla ce  of  busi ness;  pro vid ed , 
h ow ev er,  if  an  emp lo yer  has l ess t han  te n  fu ll-
t ime  emp lo yees o r eq uiv ale n t  at  an y  one 
l o catio n  or  pla ce  of  busi ness b ut  does a  gro ss 
b usi ness o f mo re  th an  One  H undre d  Thousa n d 
W HO  IS  AN  EM PL O YER ? 
40  O.S . §  197.4 (d )  -“E mp lo yer”  me an s  an y 
F or  m ore  in fo rm ati on , ca ll  or  w rite: 
4 0  O .S . §  197.1 6  -T o  co mpute  th e 
m in im um  wag e of  an y em plo yee  comin g 
w ith in  th e  purv iew  of  th is  act , cred it 
t o w ard  th e  m in im um  required  wag e m ust 
b e  giv en  fo r  an y tip s  or  grat uities , m eal s or 
l o dgin g  rece iv ed  by  th e  em plo yee  up  to  bu t 
n ot  ex ceed in g  fif ty  per cen t (5 0% ) of  sai d 
w ag e.  H
OW  DO  TIP S  AFF E C T 
M IN IM UM  WAG E? 
act.  This a ct  sh all  not  ap ply  to  emp lo yers 
su bje ct  to  th e  Fair  L ab or  Sta n dard s A ct  of 
1 938, as a me nded ,  an d  who  are  pay in g  th e 
mi nimu m w ag e  under  th e  pro visi ons o f sa id 
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40  O .S . §  197.1 7  -B usin es s es tab lis h m en ts 
t h at  fu rn is h  unif o rm s to  th ei r em plo yees 
m ay  tak e cre dit  ag ainst  th e  m in im um  wag e 
i n  an  am ou nt  eq ual  to  th e  reas onab le  co st 
o f  fu rn is h in g  th e  unif o rm s. 
H
OW  DO  UNIF O RM S AFFE C T 
M IN IM UM  WAG E? 
40  O .S . §  197.4  (e )  -“E m plo yee”  in cl udes 
an y in div id ual  em plo yed  by  an  em plo yer 
b ut  sh al l not  in cl ude: 
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HO  IS  AN  EM PL O YEE? 
40  O .S . §  197.8  -T he  Com mis s io ner,  after 
i n ves tig at io n, sh al l pro mptl y  m ak e his 
f in din g  in  writin g  as  to  whet her  or  not 
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HAT  IS  TH E  CIV IL  PE N A LTY 
F O R  VIO LA TIO NS?

(1) 
An individual employed on a farm, in the 
employ of any person, in connection with 
the cultivation of the soil, or in 
connection with raising or harvesting any 
agricultural commodity, including 
raising, shearing, feeding, caring for, 
training, and management of livestock, 
bees, poultry, and furbearing animals and 
wildlife, or in the employ of the owner or 
tenant or other operator of a farm 
in 
connection with the operation, 
management, conservation, 
improvement, or maintenance of such 
farm 
and its tools and equipment; 
(2) 
Any individual employed in domestic 
service in or about a private home; 
(3) 
Any individual employed by the United 
States government; 
(4) 
Any individual working as a volunteer in 
a charitable, religious or other nonprofit 
organization; 
(5) 
Any newspaper vendor or carrier; 
(6) 
Any employee of any carrier subject to 
regulation by Part I of the Interstate 
Commerce Act; 
(7) 
Any employee of any employer who is 
subject to the provisions of any Federal 
Fair Labor Standards Act or to any 
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additional wages are due the employee. 
If the 
Commissioner finds that additional wages are 
due, ten 
percent (10%) 
of such 
amount due 
shall 
be 
added 
as 
penalty 
for 
such 
wage 
deficiency. 
The Commissioner shall mail said 
findings to 
the employer and 
to 
the employee 
by 
certified 
mail. 
Payment by 
the 
employer 
and acceptance by the employee of the amount 
so 
determined 
by 
the 
Commissioner 
shall 
absolve the employer of any further liability to 
the employee with respect to wages claimed by 
the employee for the period 
he was employed 
by the employer. 
40 O.S. § 197.9 -Any employer who is found 
by a court of competent jurisdiction to have 
paid an employee wages less than those to 
which such employee is entitled, under or by 
virtue of this act, shall be liable to such 
employee for double the full amount of such 
wages, less any amount actually paid to such 
employee by the employer, and for court costs, 
and such reasonable attorney fees as may be 
allowed by the court, which in no case shall be 
less than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00). Any 
agreement between such employee and the 
employer to work for less than such wage rate 
shall be no defense to such action. 
NOTICE: 
State law 
requires employers to display this
poster in such a manner so as to be acces­
sible to all employees in each establishment
under the control of the employer. 
graduate or a graduate of a vocational training 
program, and any person who is less than 
twenty-two (22) years of age and who is a 
student regularly enrolled in a high school, 
college, university or vocational training 
program; 
(11) 
Any individual employed in a feedstore 
operated primarily for the 
benefit and 
use of farmers and ranchers; or 
(12) 
Any individual working as a reserve 
force deputy sheriff. 
Federal W
age and Hour Law 
now 
in 
effect or enacted hereafter; and who is 
paying the minimum 
wage under the 
provisions of this act; 
(8) 
Any employee employed in a bona fide 
executive, administrative or professional 
capacity, or in the capacity of outside 
salesman; 
(9) 
Any person employed as part-time 
employee not on permanent status. A 
part-time employee is defined as an 
employee who is employed less than 
twenty-five (25) hours a week; 
(10) 
Any person who is less than eighteen 
(18) years of age and is not a high school 
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40 O.S. § 197.13 -Any employer, or the 
officer or agent of any corporation, who pays 
or agrees to pay to any employee less than the 
rate of compensation required by this act, upon 
conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor 
and shall be punished by a fine of not more 
than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or by 
imprisonment in the county jail for not more 
than six (6) months, or by both such fine and 
imprisonment. 
40 O.S. § 197.5 -Every employer shall pay to 
each of his employees who have reached 
eighteen (18) years of age wages at a rate of 
not less than Two Dollars ($2.00) per hour. 
Regardless of other provisions of the 
Oklahoma M
inimum 
W
age Act, every 
employee of the State of Oklahoma or any 
lessee or concessionaire thereof is hereby 
specifically covered by the Oklahoma 
M
inimum 
W
age Act.

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W
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It’s against the law 
for employers to have workers in jobs that hurt their health. It’s against the law 
for 
employers to have workers in jobs that hurt their morals. It’s against the law 
for employers to pay workers less 
than adequate wages. 
Federal M
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W
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Unless the law 
says it’s okay, employers can’t pay less than the federal minimum 
wage. 
Em
ployer D
efined
The law 
defines an “employer” as having ten or more full-time workers in one place or more than $100,000 of 
business a year. 
Em
ployee D
efined
The law 
says an “employee” is a worker for an “employer.” 
But, an “employee” is not: 
(1)	
a worker on a farm; a worker on a ranch; a worker with animals on a farm 
or ranch; or a

mechanic on a farm 
or ranch;

(2)	
a maid; 
(3)	
a federal government worker; 
(4)	
someone who volunteers for a charity, church, or nonprofit club; 
(5)	
a newspaper vendor or carrier; 
(6)	
a railroad worker; 
(7)	
any worker who is already being paid the federal minimum 
wage or more; 
(8)	
executives; someone in an administrative job; professionals; or an “outside” salesman; 
(9)	
anyone who works less than 25 hours per week in a temporary position; 
(10)	
anyone younger than 18 who hasn’t graduated from 
school, and anyone younger than 22

who is in school;

(11)	
anyone who works in a feedstore; or 
(12)	
a reserve deputy sheriff.

O
ther Protected 
Em
ployees
The law 
says employers must pay all workers who are 18 or older at least $2.00 per hour. The law 
says 
all employees are covered by the Oklahoma M
inimum 
W
age Act. 
Tips, Room 
& 
Board
The law 
says tips, room 
and board can be added to wages in figuring the minimum 
wage. However, tips, 
room 
and board can’t be more than 50% 
of the wages. 
Uniforms 
The law 
says the cost of uniforms given to workers can be added to wages in figuring the minimum 
wage. 
Investigation of W
age Claims
The law 
says the Commissioner of Labor, LLOYD 
L. FIELDS, can investigate whether wages are due 
workers. He will write down his findings. If any employee’s employment has terminated and the 
Commissioner finds that wages are due, a penalty of 2% 
per day up to the total amount of the wage 
claim 
will be added to the wages due. He will mail his findings to the employer and the worker by 
certified mail. If the employer pays the wages (and the penalty) and the worker accepts the payment, 
that’s the end of the wage claim. 
Employer Liability
If a court finds an employer hasn’t paid all wages due, the law 
says the employer is liable for double the 
amount of the wages minus any sums already paid to the worker. The employer is also liable for court 
costs and reasonable attorney fees of at least $100. The employer can’t defend a wage claim 
by arguing 
that there was an agreement with the worker to work for less than the lawful wage. The law 
says an 
employer who pays or even agrees to pay less than the lawful wage is guilty of a misdemeanor. The 
punishment could be a fine of not more than $500. The punishment could be as much as six (6) months 
in the county jail. The punishment could be both a fine and jail time. 
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Employment Standards Division

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