Minimum Wage is Rising Again

Kegler Brown E-mployment Alert

The Ohio Department of Commerce announced the new Ohio minimum wage for 2009. The new minimum wage, effective January 1, 2009, is $7.30 per hour ($3.65 per hour for tipped employees.) This increase is based on an increase in the Consumer Price Index over the last year of 4.6%.

Employees who (a) work for employers with gross revenues under $267,000 per year, or (b) are 14 or 15 years old, must be paid a minimum wage of $6.55 per hour in 2009. The minimum wage for these two groups will increase to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009.