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Ohio Voters Could See $12 Minimum Wage on 2016 Ballot

Add Ohio to the growing list of states and cities where citizens may vote on a minimum wage increase in the 2016 election.

Ohio Minimum Wage Increases Effective January 1, 2012

Ohio's minimum wage is scheduled to increase on January 1, 2012 to $7.70 per hour for non-tipped employees and to $3.85 per hour for tipped employees. Ohio's current minimum wage is $7.40 per hour for non-tipped employees and $3.70 for tipped employees. The increased minimum wage will only apply to employers who gross more than $283,000 per year.

Ohio Minimum Wage Rate to Increase on January 1, 2012

As 2011 winds down, employers are reminded that effective January 1, 2012, Ohio’s minimum wage rate will increase by 30 cents per hour, from $7.40 to $7.70. Tipped employees, who are paid one-half the minimum wage, will see an increase from $3.70 to $3.85 per hour, excluding tips. Ohio employers with annual gross receipts exceeding $283,000 in 2011 must pay the Ohio minimum wage. Employers should adjust their pay practices accordingly, as well as update their compliance posters. Updated versions of the posters are available on the Ohio Department of Commerce’s website.

Ohio Minimum Wage Rate to Increase January 1, 2011

Effective January 1, 2011, Ohio’s minimum wage rate will increase by 10 cents per hour, from $7.30 to $7.40. Tipped employees, who are paid half the minimum wage, will see an increase from $3.65 to $3.70 per hour (excluding tips). Ohio employers with annual gross receipts exceeding $271,000 in 2010 must pay the Ohio minimum wage. Employers should adjust their pay practices accordingly, as well as update their compliance posters. Updated versions of the poster are available on the Ohio Department of Commerce website.