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NEW LAW: Missouri’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2018

Missouri employers, mark your calendars: The Missouri Department of Labor  recently announced that on January 1, 2018, Missouri’s minimum wage will increase from $8.44 to $8.60 per hour. The minimum wage rate for tipped employees will increase to $3.93 per hour (as employers are required to pay tipped employees at least 50% of minimum wage)

Once available, it is recommended that all Missouri employers prepare for these increases and download the new Missouri minimum wage poster.

2018 MINIMUM WAGE CHECK-UP

With various cities and counties having enacted local minimum wages and 18 states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York*, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington) are increasing their own minimum wages on January 1st (December 31st for New York), employers should take time to verify that they are meeting the minimum wage requirements of their state/city/county.

The below chart sets forth the minimum wage effective January 1, 2018.

employer PAYS $1.50/hr towards medical benefits$11.91

Federal $7.25
State City/County  Amount?
Alabama  $7.25
Alaska*  $9.84
Arizona* — all cities/counties except …  $10.50
Flagstaff* $11.00
Arkansas  $8.50
California* — all cities/counties except …                                  small employer (25 or less) $10.50
large employer (26 or more) $11.00
Berkeley  $13.75
Cupertino* $13.50
El Cerrito*  $13.60
Emeryville                                           small employer (55 or less) $14.00
large employer (56 or more) $15.20
Los Altos* $13.50
Los Angeles                                         small employer (25 or less) $10.50
large employer (26 or more) $12.00
Malibu                                                  small employer (25 or less) $10.50
large employer (26 or more) $12.00
Milpitas* $12.00
Mountain View* $15.00
Oakland $12.86
Palo Alto* $13.50
Pasadena                                             small employer (25 or less) $10.50
large employer (26 or more) $12.00
Richmond*                                             employer does NOT pay $1.50/hr towards medical benefits $13.41
employer PAYS $1.50/hr towards medical benefits $11.91
Sacramento*                                      small employer (100 or less) $10.50
large employer (101 or more) $11.00
San Diego $11.50
San Francisco $14.00
San Jose* $13.50
San Leandro $13.00
San Mateo*                                                 For-profit organizations $13.50
Non-profit organizations $12.00
Santa Clara* $13.00
Santa Monica                                       small employer (25 or less) $10.50
large employer (26 or more) $12.00
Sunnyvale* $15.00
Los Angeles County                            small employer (25 or less)

unincorporated areas                            large employer (26 or more)

$10.50

$12.00

Colorado* $10.20
Connecticut $10.10
Delaware $8.25
Florida* $8.25
Georgia $7.25
Hawaii* $10.10
Idaho $7.25
Illinois — all cities/counties except … $8.25
Chicago $11.00
Cook County

(except for the Village of Barrington)

$10.00
Indiana $7.25
Iowa $7.25
Kansas $7.25
Kentucky $7.25
Louisiana $7.25
Maine* — all cities/counties except … $10.00
Portland $10.68
Maryland — all cities/counties except … $9.25
Montgomery County $11.50
Prince George’s County $11.50
Massachusetts $11.00
Michigan* $9.25
Minnesota* — all cities/counties except … “small employers” (employers with an annual sales volume of less than $500,000) $7.87
“large employers” (employers with an annual sales volume of $500,000+) $9.65
Minneapolis                                         large employer (101 or more) $10.00
Mississippi $7.25
Missouri $7.85
Montana* $8.30
Nebraska $9.00
Nevada $8.25
New Hampshire $7.25
New Jersey* $8.60
New Mexico — all cities/counties except … $7.50
Albuquerque*                                             employer provides benefits $7.95
employer does NOT provide benefits $8.95
Las Cruces* $9.45
Santa Fe $11.09
Bernalillo County*unincorporated areas                                             employer provides benefits $7.85
employer does NOT provide benefits $8.85
Santa Fe County unincorporated areas $11.09
New York**  “Upstate” employers (excluding fast food employees) $10.40
“Downstate” employers (excluding fast food employees) $11.00
“Small” NYC employers (excluding fast food employees $12.00
Fast food employees outside NYC $11.75
“Large” NYC employers (excluding fast food employees) $13.00
Fast food employees inside NYC $13.50
North Carolina $7.25
North Dakota $7.25
Ohio* $8.30
Oklahoma $7.25
Oregon — all cities/counties except … $10.25
Portland $11.25
Nonurban Counties 

(Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klmath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa Wheeler counties)

$10.00
Pennsylvania $7.25
Rhode Island* $10.10
South Carolina $7.25
South Dakota* $8.85
Tennessee $7.25
Texas $7.25
Utah $7.25
Vermont* $10.50
Virginia $7.25
Washington* — all cities/counties except … $11.50
City of SeaTac* (hospitality and transportation workers) $15.64
Seattle* $14.00
small employer who does not pay towards medical benefits

(500 or less)

small employer who does pay towards medical benefits

(500 or less)

$11.50
large employer who does not pay towards medical benefits

(501 or more)

$15.00
large employer who does pay towards medical benefits

(501 or more)

$15.45
Tacoma* $12.00
Washington DC $12.50
West Virginia $8.75
Wisconsin $7.25
Wyoming $7.25
 * = increase in minimum wage effective January 1, 2018

** = increase in minimum wage effective December 31, 2017

 

Caveat: Please be advised that this information is being provided as a courtesy and that ePlace Solutions, Inc. does not track local laws and ordinances and will not update this information with changes in local laws and ordinances.

 

 

NEW LAW: Montana’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2018

Montana employers, mark your calendars: The Montana Department of Labor recently announced that on January 1, 2018, Montana’s minimum wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 per hour for employers with gross annual sales over $110,000.00. The minimum wage rate for employers with gross annual sales of $110,000.00 or less will remain at $4.00 per hour.

It is recommended that all affected Montana employers prepare for these increases and download the new Montana minimum wage poster.

NEW LAW: New Jersey’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2018

New Jersey employers, mark your calendars: The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently announced that on January 1, 2018, New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase from $8.44 to $8.60 per hour. The minimum wage rate for tipped employees will remain at 2.13 per hour.

It is recommended that all New Jersey employers prepare for these increases and download the new New Jersey minimum wage poster.

NEW LAW: Florida’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2018

Florida employers, mark your calendars: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity recently announced that on January 1, 2018, Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $8.10 to $8.25 per hour. The minimum wage rate for tipped employees of large employers will also increase from $5.08 to $5.23 per hour.

It is recommended that all Florida employers prepare for these increases and download the revised minimum wage poster for 2018.  This poster is also available in Spanish and Kreyòl.

NEW LAW – Ohio’s Minimum Wage To Increase January 1, 2018

Ohio employers, mark your calendars.  The Ohio Department of Commerce recently announced that on January 1, 2018, Ohio’s minimum wage will increase from $8.15 to $8.30 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 $4.08 to $4.15 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 2018.

NEW LAW – SOUTH DAKOTA’S MINIMUM WAGE TO INCREASE JANUARY 1, 2018

South Dakota employers, mark your calendars.  The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation recently announced that on January 1, 2018, South Dakota’s minimum wage will increase from $8.65 to $8.85 per hour.

The minimum wage rate for tipped employees will also increase from $4.325 to $4.425 per hour.

It is recommended that all South Dakota employers prepare for these increases.

NEW LAW – Rhode Island’s Minimum wage to increase January 1, 2018

Rhode Island employers, mark your calendars.  On January 1, 2018, Rhode Island’s minimum wage will increase from $9.60 per hour to $10.10 per hour.

This increase will be followed by another increase on January 1, 2019 from $10.10 per hour to $10.50 per hour.

The minimum wage rate for tipped employees will remain the same at $3.89 per hour.

It is recommended that all Rhode Island employers prepare for these increases.