State and Local Hourly Minimum Wage Rate Increases are “Coming to Town” on January 1, 2024
Monday, December 11, 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, employers should be aware of the hourly minimum wage rate increases set to take effect in various jurisdictions on January 1, 2024. 22 states and more than 40 local jurisdictions will ring in the New Year with new minimum wage rates.

Minimum wage employee in the following states will be impacted by the upcoming increases: Alaska, Arizona*, California*, Colorado*, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois*, Maine*, Maryland*, Michigan, Minnesota*, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and Washington*. Those states identified with an asterisk also have local jurisdictions with minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2024, which are higher than the applicable state minimum wage.

Employer should confirm that any minimum wage rates are adjusted properly.  In addition, employers with tip credit employees should review their tip credit notices to ensure full compliance with applicable laws (including cash wage being paid to the tipped employee and amount of tip credit claimed by employer).

 

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