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Ohio Increases its Minimum Wage for 2017

1/1/2017 | Category: Employment Law-Wage and Hour
Ohio employees making minimum wage are entitled to an extra five cents per hour in 2017.  Due to inflation, Ohio’s minimum wage rate increased from $8.10 to $8.15 for non-tipped workers and $4.08 for tipped workers.  The wage rate applies to all employers with annual receipts of at least $299,000 (up from $297,000 in 2016).  The wage increase reflects an increase in the Consumer Price Index, which rose .7 percent in the past year.  Back in 2006, Ohio voters approved annual increases tied to inflation through an amendment to the state Constitution.  

The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25 per hour.  Thus, Ohio’s minimum wage controls for Ohio employers.  If you have operations in other states, many states and cities have also raised minimum wage.  As such, you should research all jurisdictions in which your company does business to ensure the company is paying at least the minimum wage to all employees.   

As always contact, Nick Lanphear, Ryan Neumeyer or Lynn Schonberg if you have any questions regarding this issue or any other employment matters.   

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