Fair Punishment is an online resource made by professionals with the aim of helping the public learn more about their justice system and how it works. It’s a free publication that includes a variety of topics, and we’re always keen to add more. 

That is why we are excited to announce the acquisition of Dcejc.org. Their resources will help our readers understand more about topics that we haven’t covered yet. Collaborations like these make our online library fuller quicker, so we’re always keen to acquire new law resource websites. 

Working laws

Ever wondered about minimum wage and other working laws, and how they differ from state to state? 

Minimum wage in DC is lower than the minimum wage in Maryland. However, both are offering a lower minimum wage than Montgomery County

A lot of states offer a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum, which is currently at $7.25 per hour. For example, PC County has a minimum wage of at least $11.60 an hour. However, this is dependent on the type of job, the employees age, and whether or not tips are involved. 

It’s not uncommon for employers to offer overtime to their workers so that they can earn some more money every month. However, each state has their own overtime laws that they must abide by, as well. 

Overtime laws were introduced to ensure that workers’ wellbeing and health were secure no matter what job they are working. For example, Maryland’s overtime laws state that workers are entitled to increased pay per hour for every hour they work over 40 hours a week. 

For these additional hours, they’ll earn 1.5 times their typical hourly rate. Overtime laws are different for each state, so make sure that you educate yourself on your state’s overtime laws, as well as other working laws relevant to you. 

At Fair Punishment, we have many more resources for your perusal concerning different laws, public safety, the justice system, and much more. So, if you’re eager to learn more, come on by and take advantage of our free online library.