2016 Ohio Minimum Wage Unchanged

The Ohio minimum wage is adjusted annually to reflect fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), but the minimum wage rate for 2016 will remain the same as the rate for 2015.

The Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance (DICO) determined that the 2016 Ohio minimum wage will hold steady at $8.10 per hour.

The Ohio rate increased in 2015 to its current level, which reflected an 18 percent increase over the previous rate set in 2007.

GovDocs recommends that all employers with locations in Ohio distribute and re-post the 2016 version of the Ohio minimum wage notice beginning January 1, 2016, even though the pay rate remains the same.

Why Replace the Ohio Minimum Wage Poster?

While it’s true that the minimum wage rate remains the same in Ohio for 2016, the real reason to replace the old notices is to reduce confusion for your workers.

ohioAs you can see, the new notice will call out the current year very clearly. We recently discussed in the Oregon minimum wage scenario how your employees will assume foul play if they don’t see the most current posting, and there will be phone calls. It’s better to get ahead of that in the name of smooth employee relations.

Fortunately, GovDocs will provide the revised Ohio minimum wage notice automatically to our Update Program subscribers at no additional cost. If you are responsible for maintaining labor law posting compliance for 50 or more locations, please contact us to learn more about how we can simplify your posting compliance program.

If you need to purchase new posters for your Ohio locations, why not save 20% by subscribing to the GovDocs blog? Subscribers to the blog save an additional 20% off all labor law poster purchases by using coupon code BLOG20. That savings includes 20% off the GovDocs Ohio Posting Compliance Package, which contains required postings for Ohio workplaces:

  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Minimum Wage
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