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2014 Minimum Wage Changes

Our federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but many states choose to have their own minimum wage laws as well. Currently, 21 states have a rate higher than the federal rate, and 13 of those have made changes as of January 1, 2014.

Our federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, but many states choose to have their own minimum wage laws as well.  Currently, 21 states have a rate higher than the federal rate, and 13 of those have made changes as of January 1, 2014.

 

 State

2014 General Minimum Wage Increase

  Tipped Employees 2014 Increase

 Arizona

 $7.90

 $4.90

 Colorado

 $8.00

 $4.98

 Connecticut

 $8.70

N/A – rates remain the same at $7.34 and $5.69

 Florida

 $7.93

 $4.91

 Missouri

 $7.50

 $3.75

 Montana

 $7.90

N/A (Montana law does not allow   employers to take a tip credit against minimum wage tipped employees)

 New Jersey

 $8.25

N/A – rates remain the same at $2.13

 New York

 $8.00

N/A – rates remain the same at $5.00 and  $5.65

 Ohio

 $7.95

 $3.98

 Oregon

 $9.10

N/A (Oregon law does not allow employers to take a tip credit against minimum wage tipped employees)

 Rhode Island

 $8.00

 N/A – rates remain the same at $2.89

 Vermont

 $8.73

 $4.23

 Washington

 $9.32

N/A (Washington law does not allow employers to take a tip credit against minimum wage tipped employees)

 

In addition to state changes, some localities have enacted increases as well (San Francisco, San Jose, and Albuquerque).  California is scheduled to have an increase to $9.00 as of July 1st this year. 

Check the minimum wage rate in your state, and upcoming changes proposed, which are provided on the National Conference of State Legislatures website: http://www.ncsl.org/research/labor-and-employment/state-minimum-wage-chart.aspx

 

Source:  Society for Human Resource Management

 

 

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