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NEW LAW: Missouri Voters Approve Increase of Minimum Wage

Attention Missouri employers:  On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters approved Proposition B: The $12 Minimum Wage Initiative.

As a result of this victory, Missouri’s minimum wage will gradually increase by 85 cents per year until it reaches $12.00 per hour in 2023.  Since Missouri law allows employers to claim a tip credit of 50% of the minimum wage, the minimum wage for tipped employees will also change.

The exact scheduled increases are as follows:

  • January 1, 2019 — increases to $8.60 per hour ($4.30 per hour for tipped employees)
  • January 1, 2020 — increases to $9.45 per hour ($4.725 per hour for tipped employees)
  • January 1, 2021 — increases to $10.30 per hour  ($5.15 per hour for tipped employees)
  • January 1, 2022 — increases to $11.15 per hour  ($5.575 per hour for tipped employees)
  • January 1, 2023 — increases to $12.00 per hour. ($6.00 per hour for tipped employees)
  • January 1, 2024 and beyond — the minimum wage will increase each year based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.

All Missouri employers should prepare for this increase.

NEW LAW: Arkansas Voters Approve Increase of Minimum Wage

Attention Arkansas employers:  On November 6, 2018, Arkansas voters approved Arkansas Issue 5, Minimum Wage Increase Initiative.

As a result of this victory, Araknsas’ minimum wage will gradually increase until it reaches $11.00 per hour in 2021.  The tipped employee minimum wage ($2.63 per hour) will not change.

The exact scheduled increases are as follows:

  • January 1, 2019 — increases to $9.25 per hour
  • January 1, 2020 — increases to $10.00 per hour
  • January 1, 2021 — increases to $11.00 per hour.

All Arkansas employers should prepare for this increase.

NEW LAW — Minimum Wage Increases for Certain New Mexico Localities

Attention employers in Albuquerque and Unincorporated Bernalillo County, New Mexico:… minimum wage in these localities is increasing on January 1, 2019.

For employers in Albuquerque, minimum wage is increasing on January 1, 2019 as follows:

  • For employers that provide a certain amount of healthcare and/or childcare benefits, minimum wage is  increasing from $7.95 to $8.20 per hour (and is increasing from  $5.35 to $5.50 per hour for tipped employees) and
  • For employees not provided qualifying benefits, minimum wage is  increasing from $8.95 to $9.20 per hour (and is increasing from  $5.35 to $5.50 per hour for tipped employees).

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NEW LAW — Minimum Wage Increases for Certain Washington Cities

Attention employers in SeaTac, Seattle, and Tacoma, Washington … minimum wage in these cities is increasing on January 1, 2019.

For employers in SeaTac, minimum wage is increasing for certain employers in the hospitality and transportation industries from $15.64 to $16.09 per hour on January 1, 2019.

For employers in Seattle, minimum wage is increasing on January 1, 2019 as follows: Continue reading NEW LAW — Minimum Wage Increases for Certain Washington Cities

NEW LAW — Minimum Wage Increases for Certain California Cities

Attention employers in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, California … minimum wage in these cities is increasing on January 1, 2019.

For employers in both Mountain View and Sunnyvale,  minimum wage is increasing from $15.00 to $15.65 per hour on January 1, 2019.

Employers in these cities should prepare for the increase and download the update minimum wage poster available here:

NEW LAW: Alaska’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2019

Alaska employers, mark your calendars.  On January 1, 2019, Alaska’s minimum wage will increase from $9.84 per hour to $9.89 per hour.

Under the Alaska minimum wage law, the Alaska minimum wage must be adjusted on an annual to account for inflation.  This adjustment is made using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the proceeding January-December calendar year.

NEW LAW: Berkeley, California’s Minimum Wage to Increase October 1, 2018

Reminder for Berkeley, California employers … on October 1, 2018,  the city Berkeley’s minimum wage increased from $13.75 to $15.00 per hour.

It is recommended that all Berkeley employers verify that their employees are being paid the appropriate minimum wage rate.

NEW LAW: San Diego, California’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2019

San Diego employers, mark your calendars!

The San Diego City Treasurer recently announced that on January 1, 2019, the city of San Diego’s minimum wage will increase from $11.50 to $12.00 per hour. 

It is recommended that all San Diego employers prepare for this increase and download the revised minimum wage poster for 2019.

NEW LAW: South Dakota’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2019

South Dakota employers, mark your calendars!

The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation recently announced that on January 1, 2019, South Dakota’s minimum wage will increase from $8.85 to $9.10 per hour.  The minimum wage rate for tipped employees will also increase from $4.425 to $4.55 per hour.

These increases come with several exceptions, including workers earning “opportunity wages” (primarily workers under 20 years old), babysitters and outside salespeople.

It is recommended that all South Dakota employers prepare for these increases and be on the lookout for the new South Dakota minimum wage poster (which has not yet been created).

 

NEW LAW: Montana’s Minimum Wage to Increase January 1, 2019

Montana employers, mark your calendars!

The Montana Department of Labor recently announced that on January 1, 2019, Montana’s minimum wage will increase from $8.30 to $8.50 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 be on the lookout for the new Montana minimum wage poster (which has not yet been created).