I recently published a news item on upcoming minimum wage increases across the United States. One of my clients found an error in the information for New York State and I wanted to correct the item. The correct information for New York is shown below.
For workers in a number of states, the new year will bring an increase in minimum wages. Many of the states already had minimum wage levels higher than the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.
Owners and managers of properties that are required to verify applicant incomes for eligibility purposes should be aware of the minimum wage laws in all states in which they have properties and ensure that unless exempt from minimum wage, all employed applicants earn at least the higher of the federal or state minimum wage.
Following is a list of the states that will have minimum wage increases in 2018:
Alaska: $9.80 to $9.84
Arizona: $10.00 to $10.50
California: $10.50 to $11.00
Colorado: $9.30 to $10.20
Florida: $8.10 to $8.25
Hawaii: $9.25 to $10.10
Maine: $9.00 to $10.00
Michigan: $8.90 to $9.25
Minnesota: $9.50 to $9.65 (small employers go from $7.75 to $7.87)
Missouri: $7.70 to $7.85
Montana: $8.15 to $8.30
New Jersey: $8.44 to $8.60
New York: $9.70 to as $10.40 ($13.00 in New York City for employers with more than ten employees and $12.00 for ten or fewer employees. Long Island and Westchester will have a new minimum wage of $11.00, up from $10.00)
Ohio: $8.15 to $8.30
Rhode Island: $9.60 to $10.10
South Dakota: $8.65 to $8.85
Vermont: $10.00 to $10.50
Washington: $11.00 to $11.50
Keep in mind that these are the states that will have increases in the minimum wage this year; there are other states with a minimum wage higher than the federal minimum.
In addition to those noted above, states and territories with minimum wages higher than the federal minimum are:
*District of Columbia;
*Virgin Islands; and
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.