Some eleven states and two municipalities are raising their minimum wage hourly rates on New Year’s Day 2009, topped by the City of Santa Fe with its $9.92 rate (closely followed by San Francisco at $9.79).

Heading the states is Washington at $8.55 an hour. For a full list, check out this site.

The federal rate goes to $7.25 on July 24, 2009, but most of the January 1 state increases already match or top that except for Florida ($7.21) and Arizona ($6.90).

Employers, if you want to keep compliant with federal and state labor law posting requirements, check your requirements on this site.