Minimum Wage Rates Increase in Ten States Entering 2013

For those receiving minimum wage, some of you can expect to receive a little more in your pay check in 2013. While the Federal minimum wage remains unchanged, holding at $7.25 per hour, as of January 1, 2013, the ten states below have increased their minimum wage rates this year.

As mandated by the Department of Labor, all businesses, minus those whose gross sales are less than $50,000, are required by law to pay employees at the minimum required rate per hour, currently set nationally at $7.25. Some states; however, require adjustments in their minimum wage rates based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and inflation.

Most of the states below, who have adjusted their minimum wage pay-rates this year are a direct result of laws requiring automatic adjustments in wage-earnings based on CPI.

Below is a listing of states with adjusted minimum wage earnings in 2013:

1.  Arizona – Minimum wage will increase to $7.80 per hour; compared to $7.65.
2.  Colorado – Minimum wage will increase to $7.78 per hour; compared to $7.64.
3.  Florida – Minimum wage will increase to $7.79 per hour; compared to $7.67.
4.  Missouri – Minimum wage will increase to $7.35 per hour; compared to $7.25.
5.  Montana – Minimum wage will increase to $7.80 per hour; compared to $7.65.
6.  Ohio – Minimum wage will increase to $7.85 per hour; compared to $7.70.
7.  Oregon – Minimum wage will increase to $8.95 per hour; compared to $8.80.
8.  Rhode Island – Minimum wage will increase to $7.75 per hour; compared to $7.40.
9.  Vermont – Minimum wage will increase to $8.60 per hour; compared to $8.46.
10. Washington – Minimum wage will increase from $9.19 per hour; compared to $9.04.

To learn more about minimum wage rates in your state, visit the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division here. You can click on your particular state and find the wage rate in your area, as well as applicable minimum wage laws.

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