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2014 Mid-Year Minimum Wage Increases (By State)

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Minimum wages were changed in these states

The following states have made mid-year changes to their 2014 minimum wage guidelines.

California

The state's hourly minimum wage rate increased to $9 from $8 on July 1, 2014. The rate will rise to $10 an hour January 1, 2016 (enacted in 2013).

Delaware

The hourly rate rose to $7.75 from $7.25 on June 1, 2014 and will increase to $8.25 effective June 1, 2015.

District of Columbia

The hourly minimum wage rate rose to $9.50 from $8.25 on July 1, 2014. The rate will increase to $10.50 on July 1, 2015, and to $11.50 on July 1, 2016.

Minnesota

The hourly rate is to increase to $8 from $6.15 on August 1, 2014. Other increases include the rate for small employers, to $6.50 from $5.25; the 90-day training wage for those ages 18 and 19, to $6.50 from $4.90; and a $6.50 youth wage was established for workers younger than 18.

Michigan

The hourly rate will rise to $8.15 from $7.40 on Sept. 1 , 2014. The rate will increase to $8.50 on Jan. 1, 2016; to $8.90 on Jan. 1, 2017; and to $9.25 on Jan. 1, 2018.

Other upcoming state changes

Connecticut

The hourly minimum wage rate increases from $8.70 to $9.15 in 2015, $9.60 in 2016, and $10.10 in 2017.

Hawaii

The hourly rate increases to $7.75 in 2015, $8.50 in 2016, $9.25 in 2017 and $10.10 in 2018.

Maryland

The hourly rate increases to $8.00 effective January 1, 2015, $8.25 effective July 1, 2015, $8.75 effective July 1, 2016, $9.25 effective July 1, 2017, and $10.10 effective July 1, 2018.

Massachusetts

The hourly rate increases from $8.00 to $9.00 in 2015, $10.00 in 2016 and $11.00 in 2017.

New York

The hourly rate increases from $8.00 to $8.75 effective December 31, 2014 and increases to $9.00 effective December 31, 2015 (enacted in 2013).

Rhode Island

The hourly rate increases from $8.00 to $9.00 in 2015.

Vermont

The hourly rate increases from $8.73 to $9.15 in 2015, $9.60 in 2016, $10.00 in 2017 and $10.50 in 2018.

West Virginia

The hourly rate increases from $7.25 to $8.00 effective December 31, 2014 and increases to $8.75 effective December 31, 2015.

Executive summary

38 states introduced minimum wage bills during the 2014 session; 34 states considered increases to the state minimum wage. Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and the District of Columbia have enacted increases during the 2014 session.

As of August 1, 2014, 23 states and the District of Columbia have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage. 18 states, Guam, and the Virgin Islands have minimum wages the same as the federal minimum wage of $7.25. 3 states, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico have minimum wages below the federal minimum wage (the federal minimum thus applies). 1 state, New Hampshire, repealed their state minimum wage in 2011, but left the reference to the federal minimum wage. 5 states have not established a state minimum wage.

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