Minimum Wage

2019 Chicago Minimum Wage Notice and Cook County Minimum Wage Notice Now Available

The minimum wage rate for most workers in the state of Illinois won’t change until 2020, but employers in some municipalities will see an increase a little sooner than that. Effective July 1, 2019, employers in the City of Chicago must post the updated 2019 Chicago Minimum Wage notice to inform workers in the city Read more

New Mexico Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage Inching Upward Next January, over 20 states are expected to increase their minimum wage rates for the coming year. Some states up their minimum wage rates by implementing an adjustment based on the annual increase in the cost of living. Other states follow a schedule of legislatively established minimum wage rate increases over Read more

California 2019 Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

On January 1, 2019, California employers will begin implementing two important changes in their obligations to employees.  The first change should come as no surprise to employers – California’s minimum wage rate is increasing for 2019.  Indeed, the minimum wage has been increasing incrementally since 2017.  What may be unexpected is that beginning in 2019, Read more

2019 Massachusetts Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General has released the new 2019 Wage and Hour Laws Notice. The notice has been slightly reformatted and updated with new scheduled minimum wage rates. During the 2018 Massachusetts legislative session, House Bill 4640 was passed to increase the minimum wage rate for the next five years. The updated notice Read more

Vermont 2019 Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

Vermont minimum wage workers have something to look forward to when the new year arrives – a $0.28/hour increase in their pay.  For an average full-time, minimum wage worker that’s a $582 pay increase next year.  Its good news for workers and for the state’s economy.   How is the Vermont Minimum Wage Rate Adjusted? Vermonters Read more

2019 Minimum Wage Posters Now Available!

With the passage of two ballot measures in the November general election, the tally is complete: a total of 20 states will increase the minimum wage in 2019. The minimum wage for federal contractors is also scheduled to rise. On January 1, 2019, employers in these states are required to pay employees at least the Read more

U.S. Territories 2018 Minimum Wage Increase

Effective September 30, 2018, the minimum wage increased in American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The wage hike brings these territories’ wage rates one step closer to the rest of the United States. The islands of American Samoa and CNMI are U.S. territories covered by the provisions of the federal Fair Read more