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NEW LAW: Federal Contractor Minimum Wage to Increase in 2019

In a 2014 Executive Order (“Establishing A Minimum Wage for Contractors” Executive Order 13658), President Obama required the US Department of Labor to annually increase the minimum wage rate for federal contractors.

In compliance with that Order, the U.S. Labor Department has published the 2019 minimum wage rates for federal contractors.   Under the new regulations, the minimum wage rate for federal contractors will increase as follows:

  • January 1, 2019 — $10.60 per hour for hourly federal contractors
  • January 1, 2019 — $7.40 per hour for tipped workers performing on or in connection with a federal contract

These new minimum wage rates go into effect on January 1, 2019.   At that time, affected employers will also be required to post the updated E.O. 13658 Worker Rights poster.

It is recommended that companies who contract with the federal government review the hourly wage rate paid to their employees who perform work under those contracts and prepare to make any necessary adjustments.

NEW LAW: Michigan To Incrementally Increase Minimum Wage to $12.00 Per Hour

The Michigan Legislature recently adopted the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act. This law, which was scheduled to be a ballot initiative (the Michigan Minimum wage Initiative) in the November 2018 election, will incrementally increase Michigan’s minimum wage up to $12.00 per hour in accordance with the following schedule:

  • When the law takes effect (~April 1, 2019*): $10.00 per hour
  • January 1, 2020: $10.65 per hour
  • January 1, 2021: $11.35 per hour
  • January 1, 2022: $12.00 per hour

Beginning in October 2022, the state treasurer will calculate an adjusted minimum wage rate, which will increase based on the rate of inflation and take effect on January 1st of the next year.

The new law also phases out the tip credit provided to employers of tipped employees by January 1, 2024 in accordance with the following schedule:

  • When the law takes effect (~April 1, 2019*): 48% of minimum wage ($4.80 per hour)
  • January 1, 2020: 60% of minimum wage ($6.39 per hour)
  • January 1, 2021: 70% of minimum wage ($7.95 per hour)
  • January 1, 2022: 80% of minimum wage ($9.60 per hour)
  • January 1, 2023: 90% of minimum wage ($10.80 per hour)**
  • January 1, 2024: Tip credit is eliminated

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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.

NEW LAW: Minimum Wage in Montgomery County, Maryland to Increase Starting July 1, 2018

Attention Montgomery County (MD) employers … the Montgomery County Council recently approved a minimum wage schedule that will increase the minimum wage in Montgomery County to $15.00 per hour as soon as July 1, 2021 for certain employers.

Under this new schedule (set forth below), starting July 1, 2018, Montgomery County will have a tiered minimum wage dependent on an employer’s size.  The new minimum wage schedule is as follows:

Date Employers With 51 or More Employees Employers With 11 to 50 Employees Employers With 10 or Fewer Employees
July 1, 2018 $12.25 $12.00 $12.00
July 1, 2019 $13.00 $12.50 $12.50
July 1, 2020 $14.00 $13.25 $13.00
July 1, 2021 $15.00 $14.00 $13.50
July 1, 2022 $14.50 $14.00
July 1, 2023 $15.00 $14.50
July 1, 2024 $15.00

It is recommended that all employers in Montgomery County prepare themselves for this increase.

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 – 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 — October 1st Equals Local Minimum Wage Increases for Berkeley, CA and Prince George County, Maryland

Attention all Berkeley, California and Prince George County, Maryland employers.  The minimum wage in your localities increased effective October 1, 2017.

What’s the Increase?

Berkeley, California

The local minimum wage for Berkeley increased from $12.53 to $13.75 per hour.

Prince George County, Maryland

The local minimum wage for Prince George County increased from $10.75 to $11.50 per hour.  In addition, the local minimum wage for tipped employees remains at $3.63 per hour.

FEDERAL CONTRACTOR MINIMUM WAGE TO INCREASE IN 2018

In a 2014 Executive Order (“Establishing A Minimum Wage for Contractors” Executive Order 13658), President Obama required the US Department of Labor to annually increase the minimum wage rate for federal contractors.

In compliance with that Order, the U.S. Labor Department has published the 2018 minimum wage rates for federal contractors.   Under the new regulations, the minimum wage rate for federal contractors will increase as follows:

  • January 1, 2017 — $10.35 per hour for hourly federal contractors
  • January 1, 2017 — $7.25 per hour for tipped workers performing on or in connection with a federal contract

These new minimum wage rates go into effect on January 1, 2018.  It is recommended that companies who contract with the federal government review the hourly wage rate paid to their employees who perform work under those contracts and prepare to make any necessary adjustments.

NEW LAW – Minnesota’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2018

Minnesota employers, mark your calendars.  The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry recently announced that on January 1, 2018, Minnesota’s minimum wage will increase as follows:

  • Large Employers – minimum wage will increase from $9.50 to $9.65 per hour
  • Small Employers – minimum wage will increase from $7.75 to $7.87 per hour.

For purposes of Minnesota’s minimum wage, the following definitions apply

  • A large employer is an employer with an annual gross sales volume of $500,000 or greater,
  • A small employer is one with an annual gross sales volume of less than $500,000.

The training wage that may be paid to employees 20 years old or younger for their first 90 consecutive days of employment, the youth minimum wage for employees younger than 18 years old, and the “J visa” rates will also increase from $7.75 to $7.87 per hour.

It is recommended that all Minnesota employers prepare for these increases.