With the new year comes a large number of state and local minimum wage increases. Effective January 1, 2016, fourteen states have increased their minimum wage rates, in addition to three local minimum wage rate increases. Employers with multi-state operations should become especially familiar with these changes.
State minimum wage increases include: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Local minimum wage rate increases include: Oakland, CA; Portland, ME; and Seattle, WA.