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This Day in Georgia History

March 09, 1970

Minimum Wage Set at $1.25

Gov. Lester Maddox signed an act setting Georgia’s minimum wage at $1.25 per hour. Exempted from this minimum were: (a) employers with annual sales of not more than $40,000, or who had 5 or fewer employees; (b) employees who were paid in part or whole by gratuities; (c) employees who were students in high school or college; and (d) newspaper carriers.