Ever since the Ohio 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 determined that based on the consumer price index (CPI), Ohio’s minimum wage rates will stay the same in 2016.
Ohio’s minimum wage is currently $8.10 per hour for regular hourly employees. The minimum wage for tipped employees is $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 or (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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