Click “Subscribe Now” to get attorney insights on the latest developments in a range of services and industries.
18 Other States and the District of Columbia Also Set to Rise
As we near the end of 2016, Ohio employers should note that as of January 1, 2017, Ohio’s minimum wage rate will increase by $.05 cents per hour, from $8.10 to $8.15 for non-tipped employees and by $.03 cents per hour, from $4.05 per hour to $4.08 per hour, excluding tips. The increased minimum wage applies to Ohio employers with annual gross receipts exceeding $297,000 per year, which is up from last year’s $288,000 threshold.
Exclusions from the Ohio Minimum Wage Law
Ohio employers with 2016 annual gross receipts less than $297,000 are excluded from Ohio’s minimum wage requirements; however, they are still required to pay the federal minimum wage – $7.25 per hour. Employees under the age of 16 also similarly are not entitled to Ohio’s minimum wage and are to be paid the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. To change the federal minimum wage, an act of Congress is first required followed by the President’s signature. There has been no change to the federal minimum wage since July 2009, when the last of three increases under the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 was made.
So why does the minimum wage keep increasing? The answer: An amendment a to Ohio’s Constitution was passed in November 2006 that allows the state to increase the minimum wage on January 1 of each year by the rate of inflation. The $.05 wage increase reflects an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which rose .7 percent in the past year. The Amendment also states that the wage rate for non-tipped employees shall be rounded to the nearest five cents.
Ohio employers subject to the minimum wage increase should make a note to adjust their pay practices, and update their compliance posters on January 1, 2017. The updated Ohio 2017 Minimum Wage poster is available here.
Here is a list of the 18 other states and the District of Columbia that will have an increased minimum wage as of January 1, 2017.
Alaska: $9.80 an hour.
Arizona: $10.00 an hour. Poster will be available here.
Arkansas: $8.50 an hour.
California: $10.50 an hour.
Colorado: $9.30 an hour
Connecticut: $10.10 an hour.
District of Columbia: $12.50 an hour effective July 1, 2017.
Florida: $8.10 an hour. Poster available here in English, Spanish, and Creole.
Hawaii: $9.25 an hour.
Maine: $9.00 an hour.
Maryland: $9.25 an hour effective July 1, 2017.
Massachusetts: $11.00 an hour.
Michigan: $8.90 an hour. Poster available here.
Montana: $8.15 an hour
New Jersey: $8.44 an hour.
New York: Rate varies by location; effective December 31, 2016.
South Dakota: $8.65 an hour.
Vermont: $10.00 an hour.
Washington: $11.00 an hour.
This client alert is published by Dickinson Wright PLLC to inform our clients and friends of important developments in the field of labor and employment law. The content is informational only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. We encourage you to consult a Dickinson Wright attorney if you have specific questions or concerns relating to any of the topics covered in here.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sara H. Jodka is Of Counsel in Dickinson Wright’s Columbus office. She can be reached at 614.744.2943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
D. Samuel Coffman is a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Phoenix office. He can be reached at 602.285.5029 or email@example.com.
Christina K. McDonald a Member in Dickinson Wright’s Grand Rapids office. She can be reached at 616.336.1039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like a printable version of this labor and employment seminar, click here.
- Industry Alerts The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Title VII Of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination
- Industry Alerts Mid-Term Election Fever: Coming to a Workplace Near You
- Industry Alerts The Times They Are A-Changin’: More States and Cities Move Ahead of the Courts by Prohibiting the Use of Prior Salary Information in Hiring
- July 28, 2021 In the News Aaron Burrell Named a “40 Under 40” Honoree by the National Bar Association
- June 24, 2021 Media Mentions Sara Jodka Quoted by SHRM on Exclusion of Colorado Applicants for Remote Work by Some Employers
- May 20, 2021 In the News Dickinson Wright Receives Top Rankings in 2021 Chambers USA Guide; 43 Attorneys Recognized as Leaders in their Fields
- May 20, 2021 Seminars Suzanne Sukkar and Christy McDonald to Speak at the ICLE Labor & Employment Law Institute
- May 04, 2021 Media Mentions Aaron Burrell Featured in HR Dive on Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Following George Floyd Killing
- May 03, 2021 Media Mentions Jeff Beemer Discusses Returning to Work While COVID-19 is Present with Creators.com