Minimum Wage

Ohio is one of nineteen states that will be implementing increases in their minimum wage rates on January 1, 2020.  Many of these states automatically adjust minimum wage rates each year based on the percentage increase in Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the previous year.  Thanks to a 2006 voter-approved constitutional amendment (II-34a), Ohio is Read more

The Vermont Department of Labor has updated two state-mandated workplace postings – the 2020 Vermont Minimum Wage notice and the Earned Sick Time Act notice. The revised 2020 Vermont All-On-One Labor™ Law Poster incorporates both mandatory posting updates as well as any other minor posting changes that have been made since last year. Employers who Read more

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation has released a required update to the Maryland Minimum Wage and Overtime Law Notice following the enactment of legislation (HB 166) in March incrementally raising the state minimum wage rate to $15.00 per hour. To put this law in place, state lawmakers had to override Maryland Governor Larry Read more

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