Consumer Price Index

Each year there are ten states that adjust their minimum wage rates for an increase in the cost of living. The increase is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which rose 1.7% since August 2011. If you read our last blog post you already know that Montana’s minimum wage will increase 15 cents to Read more

A handful of states raise their minimum wage rates based on changes in inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). In Montana if there is an increase in the CPI the Department rounds the amount to the nearest 5 cents.  Based on an increase in the CPI of 1.7% from August 2011 to Read more

A bill raising the Massachusetts minimum wage cleared the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development last week. This move will likely create a vote in the Senate on the first Massachusetts minimum wage hike in four years. Senate Bill 951 calls for a minimum wage increase in July 2012 to $9.50 per hour and an Read more

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has released an updated 2012 Minimum Wage Poster. Every employer subject to the Missouri minimum wage provisions must keep the Minimum Wage labor law notice posted in conspicuous and accessible places in the workplace where employees can easily view it. Although the minimum wage rate is unchanged, Read more

The Florida Minimum Wage will increase by 6 cents effective June 1, 2011. Florida law requires that the Agency for Workforce Innovation calculate an adjusted minimum wage rate each year.  The annual calculation is based on the percentage change in the federal Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers in the South Read more