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Minimum Wage Updates

13
Dec 2016
Posted in Client Updates

Many states have minimum wage rate changes for the upcoming year. To assist you with your planning for next year, we wanted to let you know the following new minimum wage rates and effective dates.

State Non-Tipped Employees Tipped Employees Effective Date
Alaska $9.80 N/A January 1, 2017
Arkansas $8.50 $2.63 January 1, 2017
Arizona $10.00 $7.00 January 1, 2017
California $10.50 (Large ER)
$10.00 (Small ER)
N/A January 1, 2017
Colorado $9.30 $6.28 January 1, 2017
Connecticut $10.10 $6.38 (wait staff)
$8.23 (bartenders)
January 1, 2017
Florida $8.10 $5.08 January 1, 2017
Hawaii $9.25 $8.50 January 1, 2017
Maine $9.00 $5.00 January 1, 2017
Massachusetts $11.00 $3.75 January 1, 2017
Michigan $8.90 $3.38 January 1, 2017
Missouri $7.70 $3.85 January 1, 2017
Montana $8.15 N/A January 1, 2017
New Jersey $8.44 $2.13 January 1, 2017
New York $9.70* $7.50 (hospitality industry) December 31, 2016
Ohio $8.15 $4.08 January 1, 2017
South Dakota $8.65 $4.325 January 1, 2017
Vermont $10.00 $5.00 January 1, 2017
Washington $11.00 N/A January 1, 2017
*Minimum wage rates may vary by industry and location within New York State.

We are happy to assist you in complying with these new minimum wage rates.  Review your payroll to determine if your business and employees are affected by these changes and notify us of any necessary adjustments.  Failure to comply with minimum wage laws may result in substantial penalties.

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