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Ohio Set to Increase its Minimum Wage by Five Cents Next Year

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JO INGLES
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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU
$2 (above amount) will be the amount of increase for one forty-hour work week.

Ohio’s minimum wage is set to increase on January 1st

A voter-approved constitutional amendment a few years ago means the required pay for most minimum wage workers will increase by five cents an hour - or about $2.00 for a 40-hour week. The increase is tied to inflation.

Ohio workers got a bigger increase in 2016 when the wage increased by 15 cents an hour.

Small businesses with annual gross receipts just under $300,000 won’t have to comply with the state wage increases. And while tipped workers will also get a bump, they still will make half of what non tipped workers do.

Some cities want to mandate higher minimum wages but a new bill signed into law this month would take away their ability to do that.