Be on the Lookout for Minimum Wage Increases in 2017


By: Brad Adler and Agne Krutules

As we enter into 2017, employers should remember that, while the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25, many state and local jurisdictions have passed legislation that will increase their respective minimum wage in 2017.

Below is a list of the states and some of the major local governments that will be increasing their minimum wage in 2017. Of course, if you have employees working within any of these jurisdictions, it is important that you pay them in accordance with the state or local law.

Jurisdiction

Current Min. Wage

Planned Min. Wage

Effective Date

Alaska

$9.75

$9.80

January 1, 2017

Arizona

$8.05

$10.00

January 1, 2017

City of Flagstaff, AZ

$8.05

$12.00

January 1, 2017

Arkansas

$8.00

$8.50

January 1, 2017

California*

$10.00

$10.50

January 1, 2017*

Berkeley, CA

$12.53

$13.75

October 1, 2017

Cupertino, CA

$10.00

$12.00

January 1, 2017

Emeryville, CA

$13.00

$14.00

July 1, 2017

Los Altos, CA

$10.00

$10.50

January 1, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

$10.50

$12.00

July 1, 2017

Los Angeles County, CA

$10.50

$12.00

July 1, 2017

Mountain View, CA

$11.00

$13.00

January 1, 2017

Oakland, CA

$12.55

$12.86

January 1, 2017

Palo Alto, CA

$11.00

$12.00

January 1, 2017

Pasadena, CA**

$10.00

$10.50

July 1, 2017

Richmond, CA

$11.52

$12.30

January 1, 2017

San Diego, CA

$10.50

$11.50

January 1, 2017

San Francisco, CA

$13.00

$14.00

July 1, 2017

San Jose, CA

$10.30

$10.50

January 1, 2017

San Mateo, CA

$10.00

$12.00

January 1, 2017

Santa Clara, CA

$11.00

$11.10

January 1, 2017

Santa Monica, CA

$10.50

$12.00

July 1, 2017

Sunnyvale, CA

$11.00

$13.00

January 1, 2017

Colorado

$8.31

$9.30

January 1, 2017

Connecticut

$9.60

$10.10

January 1, 2017

District of Columbia

$11.50

$12.50

July 1, 2017

 Florida

$8.05

$8.10

January 1, 2017

Hawaii

$8.50

$9.25

January 1, 2017

Chicago, IL

$10.50

$11.00

July 1, 2017

Cook County, IL

$8.25

$10.00

July 1, 2017

Johnson County, IA

$9.15

$10.10

January 1, 2017

Polk County, IA

$7.25

$8.75

April 1, 2017

Wapello County, IA

$7.25

$8.20

January 1, 2017

Maine

$7.50

$9.00

January 1, 2017

Portland, ME

$10.10

$10.68

January 1, 2017

Maryland

$8.75

$9.25

July 1, 2017

Montgomery County, MD

$10.75

$11.50

July 1, 2017

Prince George County, MD

$10.75

$11.50

October 1, 2017

Massachusetts

$10.00

$11.00

January 1, 2017

Michigan

$8.50

$8.90

January 1, 2017

Missouri

$7.65

$7.70

January 1, 2017

Kansas City, MO***

$7.65

$9.82

January 1, 2017

Montana

$8.05

$8.15

January 1, 2017

New Jersey

$8.38

$8.44

January 1, 2017

Albuquerque, NM****

$8.75

$8.80

January 1, 2017

Bernalillo County, NM

$8.65

$8.70

January 1, 2017

Las Cruces, NM

$8.40

$9.20

January 1, 2017

New York*****

$9.00

$9.70

December 31, 2016

New York City, NY******

$9.00

$11.00

December 31, 2016

Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties, NY

$9.00

$10.00

December 31, 2016

Ohio

$8.10

$8.15

January 1, 2017

Oregon*******

$9.75

$10.25

July 1, 2017

South Dakota

$8.55

$8.65

January 1, 2017

Vermont

$9.60

$10.00

January 1, 2017

Washington********

$9.47

$11.00

January 1, 2017

 

* Although the statewide minimum wage will increase from $10.00 to $10.50 as of January 1, 2017, employers with 25 or fewer employees will receive a one-year reprieve and will not face the statewide increase in 2017.

** In Pasadena, employers with 25 or fewer employees will face a minimum wage increase to $10.50 as of July 1, 2017, while larger employers will face an increase from $10.50 to $12.00 as of the same date.

*** The Kansas City minimum wage was slated to increase to $9.82 as of January 1, 2017, but is stalled due to pending court challenges. The Missouri Supreme Court is expected to soon rule on the issue. The same holds true for the St. Louis minimum wage, which was scheduled to increase to $10.00 as of January 1, 2017.

**** However, if the employer provides healthcare and/or childcare benefits to the employee during any pay period and pays an amount for these benefits equal to or in excess of an annualized cost of $2,500, the minimum wage will increase from $7.75 to $7.80.

***** For fast-food employers outside of New York City, the minimum wage will increase from $9.75 to $10.75 as of December 31, 2016.

****** For businesses with less than 11 employees, the minimum wage will increase from $9.00 to $10.50. For fast-food establishments in New York City, the minimum wage will increase from $10.50 to $12.00 as of December 31, 2016.

******* For employers within the state’s Urban Growth Boundary, the minimum wage increase on July 1, 2017 will be from $9.75 to $11.25. For employers in frontier counties, the minimum wage increase on July 1, 2017 will be from $9.50 to $10.00 per hour.

******** Seattle employers with 500 or more employees will see an increase in their minimum wage from $13.00 to $15.00 as of January 1, 2017. The SeaTac minimum wage applicable for hospitality and transportation workers will increase from $15.24 to $15.35 as of January 1, 2017. In Tacoma, the minimum wage will increase from $10.35 to $11.15.

The minimum wage for federal contractors covered by those regulations and Executive Order 13658 (primarily those with Davis-Bacon Act and Service Contract Act contracts) will increase from $10.15 to $10.20 effective January 1, 2017.



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