NEW LAW – Ohio’s Minimum Wage To Increase January 1, 2019

Ohio employers, mark your calendars!

The Ohio Department of Commerce recently announced that on January 1, 2019, Ohio’s minimum wage will increase from $8.30 to $8.55 per hour for “large employers” (employers with more than $305,000 in gross annual receipts). The minimum wage rate for tipped employees of large employers will also increase from $4.15 to $4.30 per hour.

Minimum wage for “small employers” (employers with $305,000 or less in gross annual receipts) must continue to follow the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for non-tipped employees or $2.13 per hour for tipped employees.

It is recommended that all Ohio employers prepare for these increases and download the revised minimum wage poster for 2019.