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2015 Minimum Wage & Labor Law Poster Update

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Are you ready?

There are a number of minimum wage and labor law poster updates for 2015. To ensure your business is compliant, we have listed below these new updates for your review.

State minimum wage changes effective January 1, 2015

  • Connecticut: $9.15
  • Hawaii: $7.75
  • Maryland: $8.00 (See additional increase effective July 1, 2015.)
  • Massachusetts: $9.00
  • Vermont: $9.15

State minimum wage change effective June 1, 2015

  • Delaware: $8.25

State minimum wage changes effective July 1, 2015

  • District of Columbia: $10.50
  • Maryland: $8.25

State minimum wage change effective August 1, 2015

  • Minnesota: Large employers $9.00; small employers $7.25

State minimum wage changes effective December 31, 2015

  • New York: $9.00; however, as of December 31, 2014, the rate is $8.75
  • West Virginia: $8.75

January 1, 2015 compliance deadline for your labor law posters

  • Arkansas Minimum Wage
  • Arizona Minimum Wage
  • California Fair Employment
  • California Paid Sick Leave
  • Florida Minimum Wage
  • Hawaii Minimum Wage
  • Maryland Minimum Wage
  • Missouri Minimum Wage
  • Montana Minimum Wage
  • New Jersey Minimum Wage
  • New York Minimum Wage
  • Ohio Minimum Wage
  • Oregon Minimum Wage
  • Rhode Island Minimum Wage
  • Vermont Minimum Wage
  • West Virginia Minimum Wage

The Department of Labor requires all employers to post up-to-date Labor Law posters in an area accessible to all employees. When labor laws change, new posters are required.

Executive summary

Minimum wage laws are strict and the penalties are significant. Paying employees properly now will help you to avoid fines, claims and lawsuits down the line. But you must also post updated Labor Law posters to avoid additional fines for non-compliance. While employers may be aware of minimum wage law changes, they often overlook Labor Law poster requirements. Failure to comply can result in fines of more than $10,000.

Have a question? Contact us!

For more information about minimum wage and other compliance issues, contact Carrie Wiegand via email, or Cindy McSwain using her information below.

Cindy McSwain

Senior Vice President
Outsourcing Services

Cindy McSwain leads AGH’s outsourcing services group. Her team provides payroll, accounting, funds disbursement, controller, and other financial outsourcing services to numerous clients throughout the U.S. Prior to directing the outsourcing group, Cindy served AGH’s audit clients for 10 years, working with a wide range of middle-market, closely held and family-owned clients.

Her current clients cross many industry sectors, including manufacturing, distribution, restaurants, retailers, medical, and not-for-profit. She has participated in numerous SEC filings and public registrations and has experience in mergers and acquisitions. Cindy is a certified public accountant and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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