Minimum wage for Ohio workers will increase from $8.15 per hour to $8.30 per hour for non-tipped employees. Tipped employees will see their wages go up from $4.08 per hour to $4.15 per hour. In November 2016, Ohio voters approved a constitutional amendment which states that Ohio’s minimum wage shall increase on January 1 of each year tied to the rate of inflation. The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers increased by 1.9% during the 12-month period from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017, thus warranting a 1.9% increase in the minimum wage. For employees of smaller companies (defined as those with annual gross receipts of $305,000 or less per year) and for 14- and 15-year-olds, the state minimum wage is tied to the federal minimum wage which is currently $7.25 per hour.
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