Minimum Wage Changes

by Deborah Z Mark

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News flash: there will be changes to the minimum wage in 2017.

Minimum wage is going up.

I know. You’re shocked.

Changes Effective December 31, 2016

The State of New York will see the following increases on December 31, 2016:

  • $9.70 per hour for Greater New York
  • $10 per hour for Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties
  • $10.50 for New York City (small employers)
  • $11.00 for New York City (large employers)

Changes Effective January 1, 2017

The following states will have increases on January 1, 2017:

  • Alaska: $9.80 per hour
  • Arizona: $10 per hour (will increase to $10.50 per hour January 1, 2018)
  • Arkansas: $8.50 per hour
  • California: $10.50 per hour (will increase to $11.00 per hour on January 1, 2018)
  • Colorado: $9.30 per hour (will increase to $10.20 per hour January 1, 2018)
  • Connecticut: $10.10 per hour
  • Florida: $8.10 per hour
  • Hawaii: $9.25 per hour (will increase to $10.10 per hour January 1, 2018)
  • Maine: $9.00 per hour (will increase to $10.00 per hour January 1, 2018)
  • Massachusetts: $11.00 per hour
  • Michigan: $8.90 per hour (will increase to $9.25 January 1, 2018)
  • Missouri: $7.70 per hour
  • Montana: $8.15 per hour
  • New Jersey: $8.44 per hour
  • Ohio: $8.15 per hour (gross receipts of $297,00 or more); $7.25 per hour (gross receipts under $297,000)
  • South Dakota: $8.65 per hour
  • Vermont: $10.00 per hour (will increase to $10.50 per hour January 1, 2018)
  • Washington: $11.00 per hour (will increase to $11.50 per hour January 1, 2018)

Changes Effective July 1, 2017

The following states will have increases on July 1, 2017:

  • Washington, D.C.: $12.50 per hour (will increase to $13.25 per hour July 1, 2018)
  • Maryland: $9.25 per hour (will increase to $10.10 per hour July 1, 2018)
  • Oregon: $10.25 per hour (will increase to $10.75 per hour July 1, 2018). Portland metro rate: $11.25 per hour (will increase to $12.00 per hour July 1, 2018). Non-urban counties: $10.00 per hour (will increase to $10.50 July 1, 2018)

In Conclusion

Change is hard.

I get it.

But in the wise words of Charles Darwin, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

Change is necessary.

And inevitable.

It doesn’t mean we all have to like it.

Happy New Year from all of us at managestaff!

We appreciate your continued patronage, and wish you a successful and prosperous 2017.

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