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Minimum Wage Hike for Neighboring States

Effective January 1, 2017, a number of states will see increases in their minimum wages across the country. Connecticut and Massachusetts are among the states seeing minimun wage hikes. The list includes:

Minimum wage

Alaska – $9.80
Arizona – $10.00
Arkansas – $8.50
California – $10.00 an hour for small employers and $10.50 for large employers
Colorado – $9.30
Connecticut – $10.10
Florida – $8.10
Hawaii – $9.25
Maine – $9.00
Maryland – $9.25 (as of July 2017)
Massachusetts – $11.00
Michigan – $8.90
Missouri – $7.70
Montana – $8.15
New Jersey – $8.44
New York State – varies from $9.70 to $11.00 (as of December 31, 2016)
Ohio – $8.15
Oregon – $10.25 (as of July 2017)
South Dakota – $8.65
Vermont – $ 10.00
Washington – $11.00

In addition to the above, the federal contractor minimum wage also rises to $10.20 as of January 1, 2016. Rhode Island’s minimum wage remains at $9.60 an hour. Questions? Please contact a Sansiveri tax professional at 401-331-0500.