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Minimum Wage: Ohio

Minimum Wage requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Allen S. Kinzer, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP


  • Ohio provides for a minimum wage that is currently higher than the federal minimum wage. See Minimum Wage.
  • Some employees are exempt from Ohio's minimum wage requirement. However, such employees still may not be paid less than the federal minimum wage unless they are also specifically exempted from the federal minimum wage law. See Exemptions.
  • The state may issue licenses to employers authorizing subminimum wages to individuals with mental or physical disabilities that may otherwise adversely affect their opportunity for employment. See Subminimum Wages.