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State Minimum Wages Set to Increase

New State Minimum Wages

The minimum wage will rise in a number of states next year. Unless otherwise noted, the following minimum wage rates (per hour) are scheduled to become effective on January 1, 2017:

  • Alaska: .80
  • Arizona: .00
  • Arkansas: .50
  • California: .50 for employers with 26 or more employees (for smaller employers, the rate remains .00)
  • Colorado: .30
  • Connecticut: .10
  • District of Columbia: .50, beginning July 1, 2017 (.33 for tipped employees)
  • Florida: .10 (.08 for tipped employees)
  • Hawaii: .25
  • Maine: .00
  • Maryland: .25, beginning July 1, 2017
  • Massachusetts: .00 (.75 for tipped employees)
  • Michigan: .90 (.38 for tipped employees)
  • Missouri: .70 (.85 for tipped employees)
  • Montana: .15
  • New Jersey: .44
  • New York: .70, beginning December 31, 2016 (.00 for employers in NYC with 11 or more employees; .50 for employers in NYC with 10 or fewer employees; .00 for Long Island & Westchester; .75 for fast food employees outside of NYC; .00 for fast food employees within NYC)
  • Ohio: .15 (.25 for employees at certain smaller companies, and for 14- and 15-year-olds; the wage rises to .08 for tipped employees)
  • Oregon: .25, beginning July 1, 2017 (.25 for employees working within the urban growth boundary of a metropolitan service district; .00 in nonurban counties)
  • Rhode Island: .89 for tipped employees (for non-tipped employees, the .60 minimum wage rate remains unchanged)
  • South Dakota: .65 (.325 for tipped employees)
  • Vermont: .00
  • Washington: .00

Be sure to comply with any city or other local wage requirements (which may be higher than the state or federal minimum wage) that may apply to your business.


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