Ohio’s new minimum wage now in effect

Written on Jan 04, 2018

Ohio’s minimum wage workers received a 15-cents-an-hour raise — to $8.30 an hour — to mark the new year.

The adjustment in the minimum wage was set up by a 2006 constitutional amendment in Ohio that indexes increases in the minimum wage to the previous year’s inflation rate. The increase boosts the state’s minimum wage to more than $1 an hour above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

The increase is expected to generate $106 million in additional income for Ohio’s minimum-wage workers in 2018.

Ohio’s sub-minimum wage — which applies to employees who make at least $30 a month in tips — increases 7 cents an hour, to $4.15 an hour plus tips.

The Buckeye State was one of 18 states raising their minimum wage on Jan. 1.

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