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2021 Minimum Wage Updates
It is that time of year again! Many states implemented changes to their minimum wage laws effective January 1, 2021. Below are the states that will be affected. The Federal minimum wage is still set at $7.25 per hour.
Minimum Wage Changes for 2021:
Alaska: $10.34 per hour
Arizona: Increasing to $12.15 per hour
Arkansas: Increasing to $11.00 per hour
California: Increasing to $14.00 per hour (for employers with 26 or more employees), $13.00 per hour for smaller businesses (25 or less employees).
Colorado: Increasing to $12.32 per hour
Connecticut: $13.00 per hour
District of Columbia: $15.00 per hour
Florida: $8.65 per hour
Illinois: Increasing to $11.00 per hour
Maine: $12.15 per hour
Massachusetts: $13.50 per hour
Michigan: Remaining at $9.65 per hour—IF the unemployment number holds, as expected.
Minnesota: Increasing to $10.08 per hour for large employers with annual gross volume not less than $500,000. Small employers will be required to pay employees $8.21 per hour.
Missouri: Increasing to $10.30 per hour
Montana: $8.75 per hour
Nevada: Increasing to $9.75 per hour for employers who do not provide health benefits, effective July 1, 2021.
New Jersey: $12.00 per hour
New Mexico: $10.50 per hour
New York: $11.00 per hour (11 or more employees), $10.50 per hour (10 or less employees), $15.00 per hour (Long Island & Westchester), and $9.70 per hour for the remainder of New York state workers.
Ohio: Increasing to $8.80 per hour
Oregon: The standard minimum wage will increase to $12.75 per hour. Portland Metro will be increasing to $13.25 per hour and non-urban counties will be increasing to $11.50 per hour effective July 1, 2021.
Rhode Island: $12.00 per hour
South Dakota: Increasing to $9.45 per hour
Vermont: $11.75 per hour
Washington: Increasing to $13.69 per hour (18 and older), $11.64 per hour (16 and under). Also guarantees paid sick time to workers, allowing them to accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.
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