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November 30, 2010

States Increase Minimum Wage

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Several states have announced minimum wage rate increases based on increases in the U.S. Consumer Price Index and inflation.  Effective January 1, 2011 the following increases become effective:

Arizona – Regular minimum wage increases from $7.25 to $7.35 an hour. Minimum wage for tipped employees increases from $4.25 to $4.35.

Montana – Minimum wage increases from $7.25 to $7.35 an hour.

Ohio – Regular minimum wage increases from $7.30 to $7.40 an hour. Minimum wage for tipped employees increases from $3.65 to $3.70 an hour.

Oregon – Minimum wage increases from $8.40 to $8.50 an hour.

Vermont – Regular minimum wage increases from $8.06 to $8.15 an hour. Minimum wage for tipped employees increases from $3.91 to $3.95 an hour.

Washington – Minimum wage increases from $8.55 to $8.67 an hour.

Legislation is pending to increase the minimum wage rates in other states, so be sure to contact your state department of labor if you have questions.

Source: SHRM

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