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48-1203. Wages; minimum rate.(1) Except as otherwise provided in this section and section 48-1203.01, every employer shall pay to each of his or her employees a minimum wage of:(a) Five dollars and fifteen cents per hour through July 23, 2007;(b) Five dollars and eighty-five cents per hour on and after July 24, 2007, through July 23, 2008;(c) Six dollars and fifty-five cents per hour on and after July 24, 2008, through July 23, 2009; and(d) Seven dollars and twenty-five cents per hour on and after July 24, 2009.(2) For persons compensated by way of gratuities such as waitresses, waiters, hotel bellhops, porters, and shoeshine persons, the employer shall pay wages at the minimum rate of two dollars and thirteen cents per hour, plus all gratuities given to them for services rendered. The sum of wages and gratuities received by each person compensated by way of gratuities shall equal or exceed the minimum wage rate provided in subsection (1) of this section. In determining whether or not the individual is compensated by way of gratuities, the burden of proof shall be upon the employer.(3) Any employer employing student-learners as part of a bona fide vocational training program shall pay such student-learners' wages at a rate of at least seventy-five percent of the minimum wage rate which would otherwise be applicable. SourceLaws 1967, c. 285, § 3, p. 775; Laws 1969, c. 408, § 2, p. 1413; Laws 1973, LB 343, § 2; Laws 1987, LB 474, § 1; Laws 1989, LB 412, § 1; Laws 1991, LB 297, § 2; Laws 1997, LB 569, § 1; Laws 2007, LB265, § 22.