Minimum Wage Increase

Tipped Workers

On June 19, 2018, Washington, D.C. voters approved Initiative 77. The initiative was designed to provide a universal minimum wage for both tipped and non-tipped workers. The initiative will: gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020; gradually increase the minimum wage for tipped employees so that they receive the same minimum Read more

Major Changes to Ontario’s Employment Laws

Ontario’s government has passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, making several changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000.  Employers covered by this Act should be working on addressing the new amendments, many of which are effective now. Under the new legislation, the minimum wage rate was increased to $14 per hour on January Read more

Montana 2018 Minimum Wage

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry Employment Relations Division recently released the new 2018 Minimum Wage posting. Our readers may recall that Montana is required to adjust their minimum wage rate based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). If there is no increase in the CPI, no adjustment is made. If Read more

Rhode Island Minimum Wage

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training has revised its minimum wage notice to reflect the new minimum wage rate effective January 1, 2018. Employers subject to any provisions of the Rhode Island Minimum Wage Law must display the updated Minimum Wage notice in an area accessible to employees. The minimum wage increase comes Read more

2018 Missouri Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

Missouri’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has recently released the new 2018 Minimum Wage posting. The posting has been substantially reformatted and updated with the new minimum wage rate. Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage rate will increase from $7.70 per hour to $7.85 per hour. The minimum wage rate is adjusted annually Read more

New York Labor Law Posters

Employers in the state of New York are required to update their labor law posters to be in compliance with new state changes. The changes include an increase in the minimum wage rate and updates concerning the New York Wage Deduction Law. Our readers may recall that during the 2016 legislative session, Senate Bill 6406 Read more

2018 Alaska Minimum Wage Peel 'N Post

Starting January 1, 2018, minimum wage employees in the state of Alaska will receive an increase in their pay. Alaska’s new minimum wage is $9.84 per hour. Like many states across the country, Alaska is required to adjust its minimum wage rate based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). CPI is a Read more

Federal Minimum Wage Contractors Poster

Earlier this year, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice announcing that starting January 1, 2018, the Executive Order 13658 minimum wage rate will increase to $10.35 per hour. The executive order generally applies to workers performing work on or in connection with covered contracts. Additionally, the minimum wage rate that must be paid Read more

minimum wage

In the last few days, several states tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) have officially announced their 2018 minimum wage rates. CPI is a measure of the average change in prices of goods and services purchased by households over time. Each year, these states adjust their minimum wage rates for an increase in the Read more