August 1st will come and go and many of us won't even realize that there are some new laws on the books. Here are some to be aware of:

1. Great news for minimum wage workers. That wage has now gone from $6.15 to $8 an hour.

2. You should always slow down through a work zone, but now the penalty is higher. A $300 fine.

3. Are you a notary? You can now charge more for your services. Maximum fees increase from $1 to $5.

4. Someone who commits domestic violence or stalk another person will lose access to a firearm during an order of protection.

There are many more new laws that go into effect this week. Check out the list and full explanations.