NEW 2018 MINIMUM WAGE RATES STATE BY STATE (includes counties and city specific)

Below is a list of all current minimum wage statutes.  Remember that some counties and cities have their own rate which may be higher than the state or Federal rate.  In all cases, the highest rate for your area is the minimum.  Also, all of these rates are based on information as of November 30, 2017 and could be subject to local changes before the start of the year.  This is a good time to remind everyone that  you are better off using a time clock or other daily recording device for all hours worked and that all employee should be paid based on the hours worked and not some other method.  Employers would be best served if they required even salaried employees to keep a record of their hours worked and in some states, the requirement extends to show that meal breaks are recorded for all employees.  As always, if you have any questions, please call HR Mobile Services, Inc. and we would be happy to help.

2018 MINIMUM WAGE

Federal $7.25

State City/County Amount

Alabama $7.25

Alaska*

$9.84 Arizona* — all cities/counties except …  $10.50 Flagstaff* $11.00

Arkansas $8.50

California* — all cities/counties except …  small employer (25 or less) $10.50 large employer (26 or more) $11.00

Berkeley $13.75

Cupertino* $13.50

El Cerrito* $13.60

Emeryville small employer (55 or less) $14.00 large employer (56 or more) $15.20

Los Altos* $13.50

Los Angeles small employer (25 or less) $10.50 large employer (26 or more) $12.00

Malibu small employer (25 or less) $10.50 large employer (26 or more) $12.00

Milpitas* $12.00

Mountain View* $15.00 Oakland $12.86

Palo Alto* $13.50

Pasadena small employer (25 or less) $10.50 large employer (26 or more) $12.00

Richmond* employer PAYS $1.50/hr towards medical benefits $11.91 employer does NOT pay               $1.50/hr towards medical benefits $13.41

Sacramento* small employer (100 or less) $10.50 large employer (101 or more) $11.00

San Diego $11.50

San Francisco $14.00

San Jose* $13.50

San Leandro $13.00

San Mateo* For-profit organizations $13.50 Non-profit organizations $12.00

Santa Clara* $13.00

Santa Monica small employer (25 or less) $10.50 large employer (26 or more) $12.00 Sunnyvale* $15.00

Los Angeles County small employer (25 or less) unincorporated areas large employer (26 or more) $10.50 $12.00

 

Colorado* $10.20

Connecticut $10.10

Delaware $8.25

Florida* $8.25

Georgia $7.25

Hawaii* $10.10

Idaho $7.25

Illinois — all cities/counties except … $8.25 Chicago $11.00 Cook County (except for the Village of Barrington) $10.00

Indiana $7.25

Iowa  $7.25

Kansas $7.25

Kentucky  $7.25

Louisiana $7.25

Maine* — all cities/counties except … $10.00 Portland $10.68

Maryland — all cities/counties except … $9.25 Montgomery County $11.50 Prince George’s County $11.50

Massachusetts $11.00 Michigan* $9.25

Minnesota* “small employers” (employers with an annual sales volume of less than $500,000) $7.87 “large employers” (employers with an annual sales volume of $500,000+) $9.65

Mississippi $7.25

Missouri $7.70

Montana* $8.30

Nebraska $9.00

Nevada $8.25

New Hampshire $7.25

New Jersey* $8.60

New Mexico — all cities/counties except … $7.50 Albuquerque* employer provides benefits $7.95 employer does NOT provide benefits $8.95 Las Cruces* $9.45 Santa Fe $11.09 Bernalillo County*  employer provides benefits $7.85 (unincorporated areas)  employer does NOT provide benefits $8.85 Santa Fe County (unincorporated areas) $11.09

New York**

“Upstate” employers (excluding fast food employees) $10.40 “Downstate” employers (excluding fast food employees) $11.00 “Small” NYC employers (excluding fast food employees $12.00 Fast food employees outside NYC $11.75 “Large” NYC employers (excluding fast food employees) $13.00 Fast food employees inside NYC $13.50 North Carolina $7.25 North Dakota $7.25 Ohio* $8.30

Oklahoma $7.25

Oregon — all cities/counties except … $10.25 Portland $11.25 Nonurban Counties  (Baker, Coos, Crook, Curry, Douglas, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa Wheeler counties) $10.00

Pennsylvania $7.25

Rhode Island* $10.10

South Carolina $7.25

South Dakota* $8.85

Tennessee $7.25

Texas $7.25

Utah $7.25

Vermont* $10.50

Virginia $7.25

Washington* — all cities/counties except … $11.50 City of SeaTac* (hospitality and transportation workers) $15.64 Seattle* $14.00 small employer who does not pay towards medical benefits

(500 or less) small employer who does pay towards medical benefits  (500 or less) $11.50 large employer who does not pay towards medical benefits  (501 or more) $15.00 large employer who does pay towards medical benefits  (501 or more) $15.45 Tacoma* $12.00

Washington DC $12.50

West Virginia $8.75

Wisconsin $7.25

Wyoming $7.25  * = increase in minimum wage effective January 1, 2018 ** = increase in  minimum wage effective December 31, 2017

NEW TRANSGENDER POSTING REQUIRED FOR 2018 FOR ALL EMPLOYERS

We have a copy of the new required posting for Transgender issues.  Below is the posting from the DFEH.  You can obtain a copy by clicking here: https://www.dfeh.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/DFEH_E04P-ENG-2017Nov.pdf

We will also be sending a copy to our customers with the next newsletter and we will be distributing and posting when we are at your location for a safety meeting.  However, since it is out now (Spanish is not available yet) we encourage you to post it on your clipboards now and not wait until January 1.  If you have any questions, please call our office at 559-625-2322 and ask for the legal department.

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STATE OF CALIFORNIA | Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency GOVERNOR EDMUND G. BROWN, JR.

DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT & HOUSING DIRECTOR KEVIN KISH

2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100 | Elk Grove | CA | 95758

800-884-1684 (voice) I 800-700-2320 (TTY) | California’s Relay Service at 711

www.dfeh.ca.gov | email: contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov

November 16, 2017 Contact: Fahizah Alim

For Immediate Release

(916) 585-7076 Fahizah.Alim@dfeh.ca.gov

DFEH ISSUES NEW MANDATORY POSTER ON TRANSGENDER RIGHTS FOR CALIFORNIA WORKPLACES Employers must post in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace by January 1, 2018 Sacramento – The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has issued a poster that California employers must post along with other mandatory workplace notices by January 1, 2018. Governor Brown signed into law SB 396 (Lara), which requires employers to post a poster about transgender rights in a prominent and accessible location in the workplace. The poster addresses key topics such as the right of employees to use restrooms, locker rooms, and other similar facilities corresponding to their gender identity and to dress in accord with their gender identity and expression. “We expect this posting requirement to increase understanding of the law and assist California employers in providing safe and inclusive work environments,” said Kevin Kish, Director of DFEH. The poster follows regulations developed by the Fair Employment and Housing Council that went into effect in July 2017. SB 396 also requires mandatory sexual harassment prevention to include a component regarding gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation. DFEH is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations, and from hate violence and human trafficking. For more information, visit www.dfeh.ca.gov.