“Employers get ready! Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country in January 2014.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. But the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state has a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, employers subject to the state minimum wage law are obligated to pay the higher rate to employees working in that state.
State minimum wage changes effective December 31, 2013
New York: $8.00 per hour. The state minimum wage will also increase to $8.75 per hour effective December 31, 2014, and $9.00 effective December 31, 2015.
State minimum wage changes effective January 1, 2014
Arizona: $7.90 per hour.
Connecticut: $8.70 per hour. The minimum wage is also scheduled to increase to $9.00 per hour on January 1, 2015.
Florida: $7.93 per hour.
Missouri: $7.50 per hour.
Montana: $7.90 per hour.
New Jersey: $8.25 per hour.
Ohio: $7.95 per hour for businesses with annual gross receipts in excess of $292,000 per year.
Oregon: $9.10 per hour.
Rhode Island: $8.00 per hour.
Vermont: $8.73 per hour.
Washington: $9.32 per hour.
State minimum wage changes effective July 1, 2014
California: $9.00 per hour. The state minimum wage will increase again to $10 per hour effective January 1, 2016.”