Tuesday, January 31, 2017

States Raising Minimum Wage for 2017 - Don't Forget To Update Posters!

Update Your State Minimum Wage Poster!

With recent and upcoming state modifications regarding minimum wage laws, be certain to check with your state's Labor and Industry division/commission to ensure you have their latest minimum wage notice poster(s) required for your office or practice.

Generally these posters can be downloaded, free of charge, in PDF format from your state's labor division website or optionally can be purchased through various re-sellers and online sources.  See this DOL listing of State Labor Offices for more information on resources.

The following states have announced increases to the minimum wage and have issued new posters:
State New Minimum Wage Effective Date
 Alaska $9.80 Jan. 1, 2017
 Arkansas $8.50 Jan. 1, 2017
 California $10.50
(for employers with
26 or more employees
Jan. 1, 2017
Colorado $9.30 Jan. 1, 2017
Connecticut $10.10 Jan. 1, 2017
District of Columbia $12.50 Jan. 1, 2017
Florida $8.10 Jan. 1, 2017
Hawaii $9.25 Jan. 1, 2017
Maryland $9.25 Jan. 1, 2017
Massachusetts $11.00 Jan. 1, 2017
Michigan $8.90 Jan. 1, 2017
Missouri $7.70 Jan. 1, 2017
Montana $8.15 Jan. 1, 2017
New Jersey $8.44 Jan. 1, 2017
Ohio $8.15 Jan. 1, 2017
Vermont $10.00 Jan. 1, 2017
Washington $11.00 Dec. 31, 2016

The following states have announced minimum wage increases and new posters are pending:
State New Minimum Wage Effective Date
Arizona $10.00 Jan. 1, 2017
Maine $9.00 Jan. 1, 2017
New York Variable rates
based on location
Dec. 31, 2016
Oregon $10.25 Jan. 1, 2017

Overview of state minimum wage changes: 

Effective December 31, 2016

New York:
  • $9.70 per hour for Greater New York
  • $10.00 per hour for Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties
  • $10.50 for New York City (small employers)
  • $11.00 for New York City (large employers)

Effective January 1, 2017

Alaska: $9.80 per hour.
Arizona: $10.00 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $10.50 per hour on January 1, 2018.
Arkansas: $8.50 per hour.
California: $10.00 for employers with 25 or fewer employees; $10.50 for employers with 26 or more employees. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $11.00 per hour on January 1, 2018.
Colorado: $9.30 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $10.20 per hour on January 1, 2018.
Connecticut: $10.10 per hour.
Florida: $8.10 per hour.
Hawaii: $9.25 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $10.10 per hour on January 1, 2018.
Maine: $9.00 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2018.
Massachusetts: $11.00 per hour.
Michigan: $8.90 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $9.25 on January 1, 2018.
Missouri: $7.70 per hour.
Montana: $8.15 per hour.
New Jersey: $8.44 per hour.
Ohio: $8.15 per hour (gross receipts of $297,000 or more); $7.25 per hour (gross receipts under $297,000)
South Dakota: $8.65 per hour.
Vermont: $10.00 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $10.50 per hour on January 1, 2018.
Washington: $11.00 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $11.50 per hour on January 1, 2018.

Effective July 1, 2017

Washington D.C: $12.50 per hour on July 1, 2017. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $13.25 per hour on July 1, 2018.
Maryland: $9.25 per hour on July 1, 2017. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $10.10 per hour on July 1, 2018.
Oregon: $10.25 per hour standard rate on July 1, 2017; the Portland metro rate will increase to $11.25 per hour; and the nonurban counties rate will increase to $10.00. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $10.75 per hour standard rate on July 1, 2018; the Portland metro rate will increase to $12.00 per hour; and the nonurban counties rate will increase to $10.50.

 HCSI
Source(s): http://www/hcsiinc.com, https://www.dol.gov/whd/contacts/state_of.htm, http://www.lni.wa.gov/, https://www.dir.ca.gov/, http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com
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