Idaho Labor Laws

Idaho Minimum Wage

The minimum wage in Idaho is $7.25 per hour, which is the same rate that is set by federal law.

Employers who hire employees under 20 years old may pay them $4.25 per hour during their first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment.

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2023 Idaho Labor Law Posters

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History of Idaho Labor Laws

In 1998, the state rate became the same as the federal rate: $5.15 per hour. The rates have equalled each other since then.

The current minimum wage rate, $7.25 per hour, has been in effect since July 24, 2009.

Municipality Minimum Wage Laws

No county, city or other political subdivision of the state can establish a minimum wage rate that exceeds the state rate, according to Idaho Code Sec. 44-1502.

Idaho Minimum Wage Exemptions

The following employees are exempt from Idaho minimum wage rules:

  • Executive, administrative or professional employees.
  • Workers engaged in domestic service.
  • Outside salespeople.
  • A seasonal employee of a non-profit camping program.
  • A minor under 16 years old working part time or at odd jobs not exceeding four hours per day with one employer.
  • Certain individuals employed in agriculture.

Idaho Posting Requirements

Required posters:

  • Minimum Wage
  • Unemployment and Disability Insurance
  • Idaho Law Prohibits Discrimination

Tipped Wage in Idaho

An employee who customarily and regularly earns more than $30 per month in tips may be paid $3.35 per hour. However, the employer’s cash wage plus the tip rate must equal at least the minimum wage. If it does not, the employer must make up the difference.

Overtime Wage in Idaho

When an employee works more than 40 hours in a workweek, employers must pay that person time-and-a-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked beyond 40.

Child Labor Laws in Idaho

Minors under the age of 16 can’t work more than 54 hours per week or more than nine hours per day. In addition, they can’t work before 6 a.m. or after 9 p.m.

Employer Recordkeeping Requirements

Idaho employers should make sure they’re following the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requirements for recordkeeping. That means employers must retain:

  • Each employee's full name and Social Security number.
  • Address, including zip code.
  • Birth date, if younger than 19.
  • Sex and occupation.
  • Time and day of week when employee's workweek begins.
  • Hours worked each day.
  • Total hours worked each workweek.
  • Basis on which employee's wages are paid.
  • Regular hourly pay rate.
  • Total daily or weekly straight-time earnings.
  • Total overtime earnings for the workweek.
  • All additions to or deductions from the employee's wages.
  • Total wages paid each pay period.
  • Date of payment and the pay period covered by the payment.

Recent Idaho Labor Law Updates

Idaho Law Prohibits Discrimination - May 2018

The Idaho Human Rights Commission updated its antidiscrimination poster.

Idaho Labor Law Questions & Answers

2023 Idaho Labor Law Posters

Have all of your state and federal required posters updated whenever the laws change.