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Minimum Wages Set to Increase in Twenty-One States

As we approach the end of the year, employers should be aware that minimum wages are set to increase in twenty-one states in 2019.  The following table, which supplements The Rocky Mountain Employer’s post earlier this year,FN1 sets forth the upcoming 2019 increases in minimum wages and tipped employee minimum wages.FN2

STATE                       Minimum Wage                                Tipped Minimum Wage

  • Alaska                   $9.84 to $9.89                                     N/A

  • Arizona                 $10.50 to $11.00                                 $7.50 to $8.00

  • Arkansas               $8.50 to $9.25                                     $2.63 No Change

  • California              $10.50 to $11.00                                 N/A

    (fewer than 25 Employees)

  • California              $11.00 to $12.00                                 N/A

    (26 or more Employees)

  • Colorado               $10.20 to $11.10                                 $7.18 to $8.08

  • Delaware               $8.25 to $8.75                                     $2.23 No Change

    (01/01/2019)

  • Delaware               $8.75 to $9.25                                     $2.23 No Change

    (10/01/2019)

  • District of Columbia  $13.25 to $14.00                                 $3.89 to $4.45

    (07/01/2019)

  • Florida                   $8.25 to $8.46                                     $5.23 to $5.44

  • Maine                              $10.00 to $11.00                                 N/A

  • Massachusetts $11.00 to $12.00                                   $3.75 to $4.35

  • Michigan               $9.25 to $10.00                                   $3.52 to $4.80

    (04/01/2019 (est.))

  • Minnesota             $10.50 to $11.00                                 N/A

    (over $500,000 gross sales)

  • Minnesota             $11.00 to $12.00                                 N/A

    (below $500,000 gross sales)

  • Missouri                $7.85 to $8.50                                     $3.925 to $4.30

  • Montana                $8.30 to $8.50                                     N/A

  • New Jersey                    $8.60 to $8.85                                     $2.13 No Change

  • Ohio                                  $8.30 to $8.55                                     $4.15 to $4.30

  • Oregon                  $12.00 to $12.50                                 N/A

    (Urban 07/01/2019))

  • Oregon                  $10.75 to $11.25                                 N/A

    (General 07/01/2019)

  • Oregon                             $10.50 to $11.00                                 N/A

    (Nonurban 07/01/2019)

  • Rhode Island                  $10.10 to $10.50                                 $3.89 No Change

  • South Dakota                  $8.85 to $9.10                                     $4.425 to $4.55

  • Vermont                $10.50 to $10.78                                 $5.25 to $5.39

  • Washington $11.50 to $12.00 N/A

The attorneys at Campbell Litigation are available to answer any questions related to the 2019 minimum wage increases or any other employment and labor legal topics.

Footnotes:

FN1:  Rocky Mountain Employer, Colorado Minimum Wage to Increase in 2019, Rocky Mountain Employer Blog (October 4, 2018), http://www.rockymountainemployersblog.com/blog/2018/10/4/colorado-minimum-wage-to-increase-in-2019.

FN2:  For more information about each state’s minimum wage increase please visit the following sites:

Alaska - http://labor.alaska.gov/lss/whact.htm

Arizona - https://www.azica.gov/labor-minimum-wage-main-page

Arkansashttps://ballotpedia.org/Arkansas_Issue_5,_Minimum_Wage_Increase_Initiative_(2018)

California - https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/faq_minimumwage.htm

Colorado - https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/minimumwage

Delaware - https://news.delaware.gov/2018/12/18/minimum-wage-increases-january-1st/

District of Columbia - https://does.dc.gov/service/office-wage-hour-compliance

Florida - http://www.fau.edu/hr/files/florida-minimum-wage-2019-announcement.pdf

Maine - https://www.maine.gov/labor/labor_laws/minimum_wage_faq.html

Massachusetts - https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-minimum-wage#massachusetts-minimum-wage-

Michigan - https://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-81903_82404_82407---,00.html

Minnesota - https://www.dli.mn.gov/business/employment-practices/minimum-wage-minnesota

Michigan - https://labor.mo.gov/news/press-releases/minimum-wage-rate-set-private-employers-2019

Minnesota - http://dli.mt.gov/news/101

Missouri - https://www.nj.gov/labor/wagehour/content/childlabor_RateofPay.html

Montana - https://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/dico_2019MinimumWageposter.pdf

New Jersey - https://www.oregon.gov/boli/whd/omw/pages/minimum-wage-rate-summary.aspx

Ohio - http://www.dlt.ri.gov/ls/minwage.htm

South Dakota - https://dlr.sd.gov/employment_laws/minimum_wage.aspx

Vermont - http://labor.vermont.gov/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/Minimum-Wage-Poster.pdf

Washington - https://www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/Wages/Minimum/