Minimum Wage – update 2015

Even though the federal minimum wage has not been updated as of today, more and more states are taking  the level of the minimum wage in their own hands. Here is the current list of states with their new minimum wage:

State minimum wage changes effective December 31, 2015.

West Virginia: $8.00 per hour. The state minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $8.75 effective December 31, 2015.

State minimum wage changes effective January 1, 2015

Alaska: $8.75 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $9.75 per hour on January 1, 2016.

Arizona: $8.05 per hour.

Arkansas: $7.50 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $8.00 per hour on January 1, 2016 and $8.50 on January 1, 2017.

Colorado: $8.23 per hour.

Connecticut: $9.15 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $9.60 per hour on January 1, 2016 and $10.10 on January 1, 2017.

Florida: $8.05 per hour.

Hawaii: $7.75 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $8.50 per hour on January 1, 2016, $9.25 on January 1, 2017, and $10.10 on January 1, 2018.

Maryland: $8.00 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $8.25 per hour on July 1, 2015, $8.75 per hour on July 1, 2016, $9.25 on July 1, 2017, and $10.10 on July 1, 2018.

Massachusetts: $9.00 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $10.00 per hour on January 1, 2016 and $11.00 on January 1, 2017.

Missouri: $7.65 per hour.

Montana: $8.05 per hour.

Nebraska: $8.00 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $9.00 per hour on January 1, 2016.

New Jersey: $8.38 per hour.

Ohio: $8.10 per hour for businesses with annual gross receipts in excess of $297,000 per year.

Oregon: $9.25 per hour.

Rhode Island: $9.00 per hour.

South Dakota: $8.50 per hour.

Looking for an overview of all states with their wages and overtime rules? Check out this great overview from ThinkHR.

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