The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. However, many states have adopted minimum wage rates higher than the federal rate. When the state rate and the federal rate are different, employers must pay their employees the higher rate.
The following states have adopted new minimum wage rates for 2019:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- Washington D.C
Affected employers should review their employees’ pay rates and update their minimum wage poster notices as necessary to ensure compliance with local wage and hour regulations.
December 31, 2018
New minimum wage rate effective in New York.
January 1, 2019
New minimum wage rates effective in 18 states.
July 1, 2019
New minimum wage rates effective in Oregon and Washington D.C.