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Get Ready, as Half of U.S. States to Enact Minimum Wage Increases in 2024

The legal environment for employers is always changing, particularly with state, county and city labor law requirements. For example, in the absence of any movement at the federal level since 2009, state legislatures continue to enact minimum wage increases.

As we enter 2024, 22 states are issuing updated rates – as well as requiring workplace postings informing employees of their rights (where applicable).

Is Your State Increasing Minimum Wage Rates in 2024?

Although the federal minimum wage remains at $7.25/hr., it’s a different situation with the various states that have passed their own, higher minimum wages. Here are the states with minimum wage increases in 2024:

Alaska $10.85 $11.73
Arizona $13.85 $14.35
California $15.50 $16.00
Colorado $13.65 $14.42
Connecticut $15.00 $15.69
Delaware $11.75 $13.25
Hawaii $12.00 $14.00
Illinois $13.00 $14.00
Maine $13.80 $14.15

$13.25 (15 or more employees)

$15.00 (all employers)
Michigan $10.10 $10.33

$10.59 (large employers with annual gross revenues of $500,000 or more)

$10.85 (large employers)
Missouri $12.00 $12.30
Montana $9.95 $10.30
Nebraska $10.50 $12.00
New Jersey $14.31 (large employers with 6 or more employees) $15.13 (large employers)
New York Variable rates based on location Ranging from $15 - $16
Ohio $10.10 $10.45
Rhode Island $13.00 $14.00
South Dakota $10.80 $11.20
Vermont $13.18 $13.67
Washington $15.74 $16.28

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Protect Your Business with Comprehensive, Year-Long Posting Coverage

In most cases, if you operate a business in one of the states listed above, your labor law postings will be outdated if they don’t include the new 2024 minimum wage increases. Follow these pointers for complete compliance:

  • When federal and state minimum wage laws differ, be sure to display all postings in each business location – even if they conflict. Recognize, too, that you must pay workers the highest amount. Please note: South Dakota and Washington do not require minimum wage posters.
  • Use our dedicated service, Poster Guard® Poster Compliance Service, to ensure you’re up to date with all required federal, state and local labor law postings. You’ll receive automatic replacement posters, no matter how many times (or when) changes occur in a year. Additionally, the Poster Guard® E-Service provides a full year of up-to-date electronic versions of mandatory labor law postings emailed directly to remote employees.
  • Minimum wage increases and workplace postings aren’t the only matters to watch out for. Keep abreast of the latest legal and regulatory changes with the Employment Law Alert Service, which includes concise summaries and action steps for employers.

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