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Ohio’s Minimum Wage Will Increase in the New Year

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Following a constitutional amendment passed by Ohio voters in November 2006, Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase once again on January 1, 2018. The increase will apply to all workers employed by businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $305,000 per year, according to a press release.

The current minimum wage for the state, which applies to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $299,000 per year, is $8.15 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.08 per hour for tipped employees. At the start of the year, that will increase to $8.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.15 per hour for tipped employees.

Smaller businesses whose annual gross receipts total $305,000 or less per year will pay the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. This wage is the same for workers who are 14 or 15 years of age.

Per the constitutional amendment (II-34a), Ohio’s minimum wage will increase every first of the year by the rate of inflation.

For more information, visit com.ohio.gov.

To view the amendment, visit legislature.ohio.gov/laws.

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