Effective January 1, 2013, the minimum wage in Ohio has increased 15 cents to $7.85/hour.
A constitutional amendment in 2006 tied the minimum wage in Ohio to the inflation rate measured by the Consumer Price Index. Ohio employers with gross receipts of more than $288,000 must pay the new minimum wage, $7.85 per hour. Employers with gross receipts of $288,000 or less must pay the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour. The federal minimum wage has not changed since 2009.
Tipped employees, those who are engaged in an occupation in which he/she customarily and regularly receives more than $30.00 per month in tips, must receive a minimum wage of $3.93 per hour plus tips, an increase of 8 cents. Employers must be able to show that tipped employees receive at least the minimum wage when direct or cash wages and the tip credit amount are combined.
Also, as a reminder to all employers, the following information must be maintained for at least 3 years:
- Rate of Pay
- Amount paid each pay period
- Hours worked each day and each work week
Click here for the Ohio Department of Commerce 2013 Minimum Wage Poster, which should be posted in a conspicuous place in the workplace.