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January 1, 2018 Compliance Requirements

Author: David Weisenfeld, XpertHR Legal Editor

While New Year's Day is a celebration for many, it also has become an increasingly busy date when numerous employment laws take effect. As a result, employers must take note of these state and municipal legal developments to ensure compliance, especially when it comes to the multitude of minimum wage increases and other trending areas.

Here are key employment and labor law requirements effective December 31, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

Minimum Wage

Jurisdiction Minimum Wage Rate Relevant Resources

Alaska

  • $9.84

Minimum Wage: Alaska

Arizona

  • $10.50

 

Minimum Wage: Arizona

California

  • 11.00 (26 or more employees);
  • $10.50 for small employers (25 or fewer employees)

Minimum Wage: California

Colorado

  • $10.20

Minimum Wage: Colorado

Florida

  • $8.25

Minimum Wage: Florida

Hawaii

  • $10.10

Minimum Wage: Hawaii

Maine

  • $10.00

Minimum Wage: Maine

Michigan

  • $9.25

Minimum Wage: Michigan

Minnesota

  • $9.65

Minimum Wage: Minnesota

Missouri

  • $7.85

Minimum Wage: Missouri

Montana

  • $8.30

Minimum Wage: Montana

New Jersey

  • $8.60

Minimum Wage: New Jersey

New York

  • $11.75 for fast-food employees

Minimum Wage: New York

Ohio

  • $8.30

Minimum Wage: Ohio

Rhode Island

  • $10.10

Minimum Wage: Rhode Island

South Dakota

  • $8.85

Minimum Wage: South Dakota

Vermont

  • $10.50

Minimum Wage: Vermont

Washington

  • $11.50

Minimum Wage: Washington

Municipality

 

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • $8.95

New Mexico: Minimum Wage

Bernalillo County, New Mexico

  • $8.85

New Mexico Minimum Wage

Cupertino, California

  • $13.50

Minimum Wage: California

El Cerrito, California

  • $13.60
Minimum Wage: California

Los Altos, California

  • $13.50
Minimum Wage: California

 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • $10.00 for large employers (101 or more employees

Minimum Wage: Minnesota

Oakland, California

  • $13.23

Minimum Wage: California

Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties, New York

  • $11.00 for non-fast food employees
Minimum Wage: New York

New York City

  • $13.50 for fast-food employees;
  • $13.00 for large employers (11 or more employees);
  • $12.00 for small employers (10 or fewer employees)
Minimum Wage: New York

Richmond, California

  • $13.41
Minimum Wage: California

San Jose, California

  • $13.50
Minimum Wage: California

San Mateo, California

  • $13.50 ($12.00 for nonprofits)
Minimum Wage: California

Santa Clara, California

  • $13.00

Minimum Wage: California

Seattle, Washington

  • $15.45 for Schedule 1 Employers
  • $15.00 for Schedule 1 Employers with medical benefits
  • $11.50 for Schedule 2 Employers;
  • $14.00 for Schedule 2 Employers with minimum compensation

Minimum Wage: Washington

Sunnyvale, California

  • $15.00

Minimum Wage: California

Upstate New York

  • $10.40 for non-fast food employees

Minimum Wage: New York