2016 Minimum Wages Increase

With the new year comes a large number of state and local minimum wage increases. Effective January 1, 2016, fourteen states have increased their minimum wage rates, in addition to three local minimum wage rate increases. Employers with multi-state operations should become especially familiar with these changes.

State minimum wage increases include: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Local minimum wage rate increases include: Oakland, CA; Portland, ME; and Seattle, WA.

This bulletin was published by the The HR Advisor. The Advisor is the official blog of OperationsInc, the leading HR sourcing and consulting firm for small to mid-sized businesses.

Information provided in The OperationsInc Advisor is researched and reviewed by the HR experts at OperationsInc. OperationsInc provides the information in this post for general guidance only. The information provided herein should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional human resources, legal, or other competent advisors. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult a professional advisor who has been provided with all pertinent facts relevant to your particular situation.

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