Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers in the United States must be paid at least a minimum wage — currently set at $7.25 an hour. While states and municipalities have the power to establish higher wages — for example, Washington is $9.32 and San Francisco is $10.74 — the federal minimum wage creates a base level for most employees. The only exceptions to the rule are certain tipped employees, full-time students, youth workers and disabled workers.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.6 million hourly workers earned the federal minimum wage in 2012, with nearly 2 million more earning less than the minimum because they fell under one of the above exemptions. More than half of minimum wage employees work in the leisure and hospitality industry, followed by retail, education and health services.
How did we get to today’s rate of $7.25 an hour?Let’s take a closer look at the history of the minimum wage.
Infographic Design: B+
If there is one thing that I love about an infographic, it is when they have good organization. That means that the information is laid out in an easy to read and follow design. This infographic uses a timeline design to help guide the reader through all of the information. The years are clearly labeled and designed to standout from the rest of the text. My only negative is that the top part is a little dull and should be more appealing to the eye to attract readers.
Infographic Information: B+
The information is interesting and helps shows how the federal minimum wage has changed over the years. I like the historical facts about the minimum wage. My pet peeve about infographics is that they should provide something valuable to the reader. This infographic shares facts but provides nothing for the reader to take away from the infographic.
Take a look back through time at some of the world’s most shocking – and in some cases most deadly – security breaches, including the assassination of Franz Ferdinand (largely credited as a major factor in the start of World War I), the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre as well as the 9/11 attacks, in this infographic from domestic and commercial security specialists 1st Ace Security.
Ten Motives has created an infographic depicting the history of smoking. The journey starts with the origins of tobacco smoking, follows the tensions between the first tobacco companies in the UK and USA, depicts the role of tobacco during the World War I and II, the inevitable decline of smoking, and leads to the recent rise of the e-cigarette.
Infographic Design: A
The timeline design works well to showcase the history of smoking. It makes the information easy to read and creates an organized flow.
Infographic Information: A
The information is very detailed and provides a good insight into the long history of smoking from the rise to the decline.
The story of Gaming has seen some interesting milestones in history. Its evolution is both exciting and eclectic. One of history’s most enigmatic general’s, Napoleon, loved the game of Blackjack, while fiction’s most commercial commodity, James Bond, has often been associated with Baccarat. This and more facts are available in GamingClub.com/au ’s informative and artistically appealing info graphic which traces the important dates in the progression of one of mankind’s oldest , fun and at times very enriching past times.
Infographic Design: A
The timeline looks great with this design the images are nicely illustrated and give the infographic a historical feel.
Infographic Information: B
The information is interesting to read for those who like to gamble. It is always nice to see how something starts.