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2016 Minimum Wage Increases by State

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Minimum wage increases have gone into effect in several states. Here are the states that have enacted an increase in 2015:

  • Alaska: $8.75 per hour effective February 24, 2015; $9.75 per hour effective January 1, 2016
  • Arizona: $8.05 per hour effective January 1, 2015; adjusted for inflation every January 1
  • Colorado: $8.23 per hour effective January 1, 2015; $5.21 per hour for tipped employees; adjusted for inflation every January 1
  • Hawaii: $7.75 per hour effective January 1, 2015; $8.50 per hour January 1, 2016; $9.25 per hour January 1, 2017; $10.10 per hour January 1, 2018
  • Minnesota: $9.00 per hour effective August 1, 2015 for large employers (annual sales over $500,000 or more); $7.25 per hour effective August 1, 2015 for small employers (sales less than $500,000), training wage (under age 20 for first 90 days) and youth wage (under 18); $7.50 per hour effective August 1, 2015 for J-1 Visa
  • Nebraska: $8.00 per hour effective January 1, 2015; $9.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016
  • New Jersey: $8.38 per hour effective January 1, 2015
  • New York: $8.75 per hour effective December 31, 2014
  • Ohio: $8.10 per hour effective January 1, 2015; $4.05 per hour, plus tips for tipped employees
  • Oregon: $9.25 per hour effective January 1, 2015
  • Washington: $9.47 per hour effective January 1, 2015; adjusted for inflation every January 1

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