Minimum Wage Increases – July 1, 2019

By June 17, 2019Newsletter, Payroll

On July 1, 2019, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington DC will again be increasing their minimum wage rates. With fewer than half of all states at the federal minimum wage level of $7.25/hour, employers should verify they are meeting the minimum wage standards that apply to workers in their areas. Remember, if an employee works in an area with a higher minimum wage than the federal standard, the higher rate should be paid.

minimum wage July 2019

ALABAMA

$7.25

ALASKA

$9.89

ARIZONA

$11.00 – all cities/countries except…

  • Flagstaff – $12.00

ARKANSAS

$9.25

CALIFORNIA

Small employer (25 or less) – $11.00
Large employer (26 or more) – $12.00
All cities/counties except…

  • Alameda – $13.50
  • Belmont – $13.50
  • Berkeley – $15.59
  • Cupertino – $15.00
  • Daly City – $12.00
  • El Cerrito – $15.00
  • Emeryville – $16.30
  • Freemont
    • Small employer (25 or less) – $11.00
    • Large employer (26 or more) – $13.50
  • Los Altos – $15.00
  • Los Angeles
    • Small employer (25 or less) – $13.25
    • Large employer (26 or more) – $14.25
  • Malibu
    • Small employer (25 or less) – $13.25
    • Large employer (26 or more) – $14.25
  • Milpitas – $15.00
  • Mountain View – $15.65
  • Oakland – $13.80
  • Palo Alto – $15.00
  • Pasadena
    • Small employer (25 or less) – $13.25
    • Large employer (26 or more) – $14.25
  • Redwood City – $13.50
  • Richmond
    • If employer PAYS $1.50/hr towards medical benefits – $13.50
    • If employer DOESN’T pay $1.50/hr towards medical benefits – $15.00
  • San Diego – $12.00
  • San Francisco – $15.59
  • San Jose – $15.00
  • San Leandro – $14.00
  • San Mateo
    • For-profit organizations – $15.00
    • Non-profit organizations – $13.50
  • Santa Clara – $15.00
  • Santa Monica
    • Small employer (25 or less) – $13.25
    • Larger employer (26 or more) – $14.25
    • All hotels – $16.63
  • Sunnyvale – $15.65
  • Los Angeles County – unincorporated areas
    • Small employer (25 or less) – $13.25
    • Larger employer (26 or more) – $14.25

COLORADO

$11.10

CONNECTICUT

$10.10 – NOTE: set to increase to $11.00 per hour on October 1, 2019

DELAWARE

$8.75 – NOTE: set to increase to $9.25 per hour on October 1, 2019

FLORIDA

$8.46

GEORGIA

$7.25

HAWAII

$10.10

IDAHO

$7.25

ILLINOIS

$8.25 – all cities/counties except…

  • Chicago – $13.00
  • Cook County (except for municipalities that have opted out) – $13.00

INDIANA

$7.25

IOWA

$7.25

KANSAS

$7.25

KENTUCKY

$7.25

LOUISIANA

$7.25

MAINE

$11.00 – all cities/counties except…

  • Portland – $11.11

MARYLAND

$10.10 – all cities/counties except…

  • Montgomery County
    • Small employer (9 or less) – $12.50
    • Medium employer (10-50) – $12.50
    • Large employer (51 or more) – $13.00
  • Prince George’s County – $11.50

MICHIGAN

$9.45

MINNESOTA

Minneapolis

  • Small employer (100 or less) – $11.00
  • Medium employer (101 or more) – $12.25

All other cities:

  • Small employers (annual sales volume of less than $500,000) – $8.04
  • Large employers (annual sales volume of $500,000+) – $9.86

MISSOURI

$8.60

MONTANA

$8.50

NEBRASKA

$9.00

NEVADA

$8.25

NEW JERSEY

$10.00

NEW MEXICO

$7.50 – all cities/counties except…

  • Albuquerque
    • If employer provides benefits – $8.20
    • If employer does NOT provide benefits – $9.20
  • Las Cruces – $10.10
  • Santa Fe – $11.80
  • Bernalillo County (unincorporated areas)
    • If employer provides benefits – $8.05
    • If employer does NOT provide benefits – $9.05
  • Santa Fe County (unincorporated areas) – $11.80

NEW YORK

  • Long Island & Westchester (excluding fast food employees) – $12.00
  • NYC with 10 employees or less (excluding fast food employees) – $13.50
  • NYC with 11+ employees (excluding fast food employees) – $15.00
  • Remainder of New York (excluding fast food employees) – $11.10
  • Fast food employees outside NYC – $12.75
  • Fast food employees inside NYC – $15.00

OHIO

$8.55

OKLAHOMA

$7.25

OREGON

$11.25 – all cities/counties except…

  • Portland – $12.50
  • Non-urban Counties – $11.00
    (Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klmath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa Wheeler counties)

RHODE ISLAND

$10.50

TENNESSEE

$7.25

TEXAS

$7.25

UTAH

$7.25

VERMONT

$10.78

VIRGINIA

$7.25

WASHINGTON

$12.00 – all cities/counties except…

  • SeaTac (hospitality and transportation workers) – $16.09
  • Seattle
    • Small employers (500 employees or less) that do not contribute to medical benefits  – $15.00
    • Small employers (500 employees or less) that contribute to medical benefits  – $12.00
    • Large employers (501 employees or more) – $16.00
  • Tacoma $12.35

WISCONSIN

$7.25

WYOMING

$7.25

Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees

Federal minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, provided that this hourly rate combined with tips equals at least the federal minimum wage. Several states require employers to pay tipped employees the full state minimum wage before tips, whereas others require employers to pay tipped employees a minimum cash wage above the federal minimum amount. See the state-specific laws in regard to tipped employees here.

Youth Minimum Wage

Workers under the age of 20 can be paid a minimum wage of $4.25/hr for the first 90 consecutive calendar days of employment when their work does not displace another worker. This applies to all employers covered by the FLSA, unless prohibited by state or local law. After 90 days, the teen must receive at least the federal minimum rate of $7.25/hr.

For questions about minimum wage or help with other wage and/or compliance matters, please contact our certified HR experts at HR@stratus.hr.

Source: eplaceprotect.com

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