22 States Increase Minimum Wage

Happy New Year!

With the new year comes 19 states changing their minimum wage effective January 1st, and another three states implementing a change effective July 1st.  While the federal minimum wage remains the same at $7.25 per hour, the minimum wage for federal contractors has increased to $10.20 per hour.

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The following states will have a minimum wage change effective January 1st;
(click on the state name for additional information)
Alaska
9.80
Arizona
10.00
Arkansas
8.50
California
10.50
Colorado
9.30
Connecticut
10.10
Florida
8.10
Hawaii
9.25
Maine
9.00
10.68
 

Portland

Massachusetts
11.00
Michigan
8.90
Missouri
7.70
Montana
8.15
New Jersey
8.44
New York
9.70
10.00
10.50
11.00
Greater New York
Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties
New York City (Employers <11 Employees)
New York City (Employers >10 Employees)
Ohio
8.15
7.25
 

Employers with < $297k in Gross Receipts

South Dakota
8.65
Vermont
10.00
Washington
11.00

The following states will have a minimum wage change effective July 1st, 2017;

Washington DC
12.50
Maryland
9.25
Oregon
10.25
11.25
10.00
 

Portland metro
Non-urban counties

Links have been provided to each state for you to confirm whether these rates apply to your business.  If your state is not listed, check with your state’s department of labor to confirm there was no rate change for 2017.  PayMaster is not responsible for inaccuracies, errors (including typographical errors) or omissions.

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