2017 Minimum Wage Rate Increases

January 26, 2017 | by


The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and the federal rate are different, employers must pay their employees the higher rate. The following states have adopted new minimum wage rates for 2017:

·   Alaska ·   Hawaii ·   Montana
·   Arizona ·   New York ·   New Jersey
·   Arkansas ·   Maine ·   Ohio
·   California ·   Maryland ·   Oregon
·   Colorado ·   Massachusetts ·   South Dakota
·   Connecticut ·   Michigan ·   Vermont
·   Florida ·   Missouri ·   Washington


Affected employers should review their employees’ pay rates and update their minimum wage poster notices as necessary to ensure compliance with local wage and hour regulations.

To read the full document, click the following link: 2017 Minimum Wage Rate Increases

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