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2017 Minimum Wage Rate Increases

Monday, January 9, 2017
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  • Twenty-one states increased their minimum wage rate, effective Jan. 1, 2017.
  • Additional wage rate increases are expected in other states and the District of Columbia during the summer of 2017.
  • Employers should review employee wage rates and required posters to ensure compliance with state laws.

IMPORTANT DATES

December 31, 2016
New minimum wage rate effective in New York.
January 1, 2017
New minimum wage rates effective in 20 states.

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

 

ACTION STEPS

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.

New York

Affected Employers

New Rate

Effective Date

New York City (NYC) large employers: At least one employee in NYC and 11 or more employees among all other worksites at any time during the current or prior calendar year.
(This minimum wage rate is payable to any employees that work in NYC.)

$11

Dec. 31, 2016

NYC small employers: At least one employee in NYC and 10 or fewer employees among all other worksites at any time during the current or prior calendar year.
(This minimum wage rate is payable to any employees that work in NYC.)

$10.50

Dec. 31, 2016

Employers in Long Island and Westchester

$10

Dec. 31, 2016

Employers in the remainder of the state of New York

$9.70

Dec. 31, 2016

 

California

Affected Employers

New Rate

Effective Date

Employers with 26 or more employees

$10.50

Jan. 1, 2017

Employers with 25 or fewer employees

$10

Jan. 1, 2017

 

Other States

State

New Rate

Effective Date

 

State

New Rate

Effective Date

Alaska

$9.80

Jan. 1, 2017

 

Michigan

$8.90

Jan. 1, 2017

Arizona

$10

Jan. 1, 2017

 

Missouri

$7.70

Jan. 1, 2017

Arkansas

$8.50

Jan. 1, 2017

 

Montana

$8.15

Jan. 1, 2017

Colorado

$9.30

Jan. 1, 2017

 

New Jersey

$8.44

Jan. 1, 2017

Connecticut

$10.10

Jan. 1, 2017

 

Ohio

$8.15

Jan. 1, 2017

Florida

$8.10

Jan. 1, 2017

 

Oregon

$10.25

Jan. 1, 2017

Hawaii

$9.25

Jan. 1, 2017

 

South Dakota

$8.65

Jan. 1, 2017

Maine

$9

Jan. 1, 2017

 

Vermont

$10

Jan. 1, 2017

Maryland

$9.25

Jan. 1, 2017

 

 Washington

$11

Jan. 1, 2017

Massachusetts

$11

Jan. 1, 2017

 

 

 

 

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