On January 1, 2019, 20 states, including the state of Ohio, are set to increase the minimum wage. Employers are required to pay employees at least the new minimum wage rate and post a notice in the workplace to inform employees of their right to receive the minimum wage. The Ohio Department of Commerce has released the 2019 Ohio Minimum Wage notice with plenty of time to spare for employers to comply by the new year.
What do employers need to know about the 2019 Ohio Minimum Wage?
The current Ohio minimum wage law was passed ballot initiative in 2006. Voters chose to amend state law to increase the minimum wage each year by the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W). Between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018, the CPI-W index rose by 2.9%, leading to a 2.9% increase to the state minimum wage.
In accordance with this increase, the Ohio Minimum Wage notice has been updated with the 2019 minimum wage rates for non-tipped employees ($8.55) and tipped employees ($4.30). The definition of a covered employer has also been revised to indicate that employers are not subject to the minimum wage requirements if they have annual gross receipts of $314,000 or less. The revision date on the notice has been changed to 9/30/18.
Every employer subject to the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards is required to post the 2019 Ohio Minimum Wage notice in a conspicuous or accessible place in or about the premises where any person subject thereto is employed (Ohio Revised Code, Sec. 4111.09).
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The cost-effective alternative to poster subscription services, Peel ‘N Post update stickers are quick and easy to use – simply peel off the backing and post the sticker over the outdated notice on your All-On-One Poster or Mobile Poster Pak.
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2019 minimum wage products begin shipping on December 3.
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