Ohio's Minimum Wage Will Increase January 1, 2015

Ever since Ohio's Constitution was amended in 2006, Ohio's minimum wage correlates with the rate of inflation for the twelve months prior to September. The Ohio Department of Commerce has calculated the rate of inflation and has adjusted the Ohio minimum wage for 2015.

Effective January 1, 2015, Ohio's minimum wage will increase $0.15 from $7.95 per hour to $8.10 per hour for regular hourly employees. The minimum wage for tipped employees will increase $0.07 from $3.98 per hour to $4.05 per hour.

Ohio's minimum wage law does not apply to (i) employees at smaller companies whose annual gross receipts are $297,000 or less per year after January 1, 2015 or to (ii) 14 and 15 year olds. The Ohio minimum wage for these employees is $7.25 per hour because the Ohio wage for these employees is tied to the federal minimum wage. The federal minimum hourly wage is currently $7.25.

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