Effective Jan. 1, 2012, Ohio’s state minimum wage rises from $7.40 per hour to $7.70 per hour.
The minimum wage for tipped employees increases to $3.85 per hour. Employers must still ensure that tipped workers’ wages and tips add up to the state’s new minimum wage of $7.70.
The threshold after which employers must comply with the state minimum wage has risen from gross revenue of $271,000 to $283,000. Employers with revenue below that level can pay the federal minimum wage ($7.25 per hour) to minors who are 14 and 15 years old, as well as adults.
Advice: Make sure your payroll software and systems reflect these changes and are in place on the first business day of the new year.