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Happy Labor Day from the GoCertify Team

GoCertify is "closed" for Labor Day, but we didn't want to leave our loyal visitors with nothing to do. As usual, we have a holiday quiz.

Seattle, Wash., at twilight.Salutations from all of us at GoCertify. It's a regular ol' Monday for most of the world. Here in the United States, however, where GoCertify HQ is located, a great many people are kicking back and taking it easy in honor of the, um, hard work, ingenuity and diligence of the legions of honest laborers whose energetic zeal built America from the ground up.


To honor that legacy, we've borrowed a short quiz from our friends at Certification Magazine. Perhaps the most contentious issue in U.S. labor relations is the ongoing dispute over wages and wage growth. How much do you know about the history of wage laws in the United States? Let's find out!


1) When was the current federally-mandated minimum wage of $7.25 per hour established in the United States?


2) As of January 2018, how many U.S. states have a minimum wage higher than the federally mandated minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.


3) Which five states have no state-mandated minimum wage?


4) Which state has the highest state-mandated minimum wage?


5) Which U.S. city or region has the highest legally-mandated minimum wage?


6) Which gerund-averse American songwriter channeled the wage-related angst of a generation when he penned the immortal lyric, "I'm takin' what they're givin' cause I'm workin' for a livin'"?


7) Which U.S. company has a minimum wage for all U.S. employees, including part-time, temporary, and seasonal employees, of $15 per hour?


8) How much did workers earn under the first uniformly-applied minimum wage in the United States?


9) Which U.S. city was found to have the highest "Living wage to cover basic needs," as calculated by researchers at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2017?


10) Which U.S. state passed the first minimum wage law?