Ohio minimum wage update

  • Effective January 1, 2021, the state minimum wage is $8.80 per hour and is applicable to employers with gross annual receipts of more than $323,000.00.
  • Employers with gross annual receipts less than $323,000.00 must pay their employees the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.
  • Minor employees under the age of sixteen (16) must be paid the federal minimum wage.
  • “Tipped employees” (employees in an occupation in which they regularly and customarily earn in excess of $30.00 per month in tips) may be paid a minimum base wage of $4.40 per hour, so long as the base wage plus tips totals at least the state minimum wage of $8.80 per hour.
  • There are certain classes of employees which are exempt from the state minimum wage requirements including employees of a solely family owned and operated business who are family members of the owner of such business.
  • For more information, please visit the Ohio Department of Commerce website.

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