As of January 1, 2019, the minimum wage increased in over 20 states. Employers with workers in Arizona, Colorado, and Florida should note the following rates that are effective January 1:
Colorado – $11.10
Florida – $8.46
The minimum wage in Nevada will also see an increase in 2019, to $8.25, effective as of July 1, 2019, for employers who do not provide certain benefits. In a number of states, municipalities and other jurisdictions have higher rates. In Arizona, for example, the City of Flagstaff mandates a minimum wage of $12.00 per hour for 2019.
A complete list of minimum wage changes around the country can be found here. Employers should also be aware that a number of state laws provide for increased penalties and other employer obligations, such as Missouri’s new statute, which is discussed here.
- Compliance with minimum wage laws in multiple jurisdictions is becoming increasingly complex, as state and local laws have significant differences and nuances.
- Employers with questions about how changes in minimum wage law(s) will impact their business should contact their employment lawyer for advice.