Minimum Wage Rate Increases

By December 15, 2014 August 22nd, 2018 Uncategorized

Most employers in the United States are subject to the minimum wage provisions of the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA). These employers are required to pay their employees a wage rate of at least $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than federal rate.

As of Dec. 1, 2014, 21 states have already announced increases in their minimum wage rates for December 31st and January 1st. When state rates and the federal rate are different, employers must pay their employees the higher rate. Affected employers should review their employees’ pay rates and update their minimum wage poster notices as necessary to ensure their compliance with wage and hour regulations.

Increases in the minimum wage rate are also expected in Washington D.C., Delaware and Minnesota for the summer of 2015.

The Flanders Group will continue to monitor these developments and update you about any change.


State
New Rate    (per hour)Effective Date
NY$8.75December 31, 2014
AK$8.75January 1, 2015
AR$7.50January 1, 2015
AZ$8.05January 1, 2015
CO$8.23January 1, 2015
CT$9.15January 1, 2015
FL$8.05January 1, 2015
HI$7.75January 1, 2015
MA$9.00January 1, 2015
MD$8.00January 1, 2015
MO$7.65January 1, 2015
MT$8.05January 1, 2015
NE$8.00January 1, 2015
NJ$8.38January 1, 2015
OH$8.10January 1, 2015
OR$9.25January 1, 2015
RI$9.00January 1, 2015
SD$8.50January 1, 2015
VT$9.15January 1, 2015
WA$9.47January 1, 2015
WV$8.00January 1, 2015