As of January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for non-tipped employees in Ohio will rise from $8.10 to $8.15 per hour. Any tipped employees will have their base pay go from $4.05 to $4.08 an hour.
This bump can be attributed to the constitutional amendment voted on in 2006 by the citizens of Ohio that raises the minimum wage in the state each year based on the Consumer Price Index that increases it to meet inflation. The bump will bring a 40 hour work week employee to $326.
Companies with gross receipts of less than $299,000 in 2016, and for those workers under the age of 16, the minimum wage remains $7.25, which is the federal minimum wage.
For a copy of the poster with the new minimum wage, Ohio employers can visit: http://www.com.ohio.gov/documents/dico_2017MinimumWageposter.pdf
Please contact the NFIB/Ohio office with any questions at 614-221-4107.