States, Municipalities Ring in New Minimum Wage Laws on Jan. 1

Seattle will set the bar for minimum wage rates on Jan. 1 when a $16-per-hour legal mandate takes effect, but the rate applies only to employers with 500 or more employees (think Amazon).

map-of-minimum-wage-increases-2019

Click on the image for a larger, more readable version.

New York City won’t be far behind when it boosts its legal pay rate to $15 an hour for all employers on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2018, thus beating all other states and municipalities in the minimum wage race by one day. Many other municipalities and several states will boost their rates later, on July 1.

The federal minimum wage remains stuck at $7.25 an hour, having seen its last increase in 2009.

For a rundown on the new rates, please click on the map image to open up a larger, more readable version.

Meanwhile, if you need to update your labor law poster for 2019 to reflect the many federal and state changes that have occurred in the past year, please CLICK HERE or call Customer Service at (800) 333-3795, option 2.


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