What are the state minimum wage rates for July 1, 2023?
Or, in the case of Connecticut, June 1, 2023? And what about Florida?
The onslaught of July 1 minimum wage rates each year is mostly felt at the city and county levels. But there are a few states where employers should monitor updates.
Of course, employers that operate across the U.S. should always keep an eye out for new laws. Take Maryland minimum wage as a recent example of how rates can change at a moment’s notice.
And it is worth mentioning that some new minimum wage rates will require employers to display an updated labor law poster.
Note: Check out GovDocs’ updated County and City Minimum Wage Rates guide.
State Minimum Wage Rates: July 1, 2023
At a high level, these states, as well as the nation’s capital, will see updated minimum wage rates soon:
- Washington, D.C.
But there are several nuances to consider with the new rates.
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Connecticut Minimum Wage – June 1, 2023
Starting with Connecticut, employers should know that it updates earlier, on June 1, 2023.
It is part of an odd schedule for minimum wage increases in Connecticut. In 2021, it went up in August. The state shifted to July 1 for 2022, and now has its new rate effective June 1, 2023. And Connecticut will increase minimum wage through indexing starting Jan. 1, 2024.
As for Connecticut minimum wage on June 1, 2023, the standard rate is:
While the state does have separate rates for bartenders and service employees, Connecticut does not have any cities or counties with their own minimum wage ordinances.
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Nevada Minimum Wage – July 1, 2023
With Nevada, there are several minimum wage items for employers to note.
First, it is unique in that it has two separate rates depending on whether an employee is offered health benefits.
However, Nevada voters in 2022 approved a ballot measure that will make changes to the state constitution, effective July 1, 2024. (Find more information below.)
Effective July 1, 2023, minimum wage in Nevada is:
- $10.25 for employees who are offered health benefits
- $11.25 for employees who are not offered health benefits
Nevada does not have a separate rate for tipped employees.
Meanwhile, looking ahead to the summer of 2024, the approved ballot referendum in Nevada brings major changes to its minimum wage:
- Establish a statewide $12 minimum rate
- Eliminate provisions that set two different rates based on whether the employer offers health benefits
- Remove provisions for adjusting the minimum wage based on inflation
Again, these changes are effective July 1, 2024. And they further underscore the challenges for employers in managing minimum wage rates across the country.
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Oregon Minimum Wage – July 1, 2023
Governed by a unique system, Oregon minimum wage could take the title as the most complex in the nation.
Minimum wage in Oregon is generally applied by county — the more densely populated an area is, the higher the rate. But the rates don’t perfectly align with county boundaries, so employers should take care in applying minimum wage.
Plus, the state in 2023 moves to indexed rates following years of scheduled increases.
Effective July 1, 2023, Oregon’s minimum wage rates are:
- Portland metro – $15.45
- Standard – $14.20
- Non-urban – $13.20
For more detailed information, check out our updated blog: Oregon Minimum Wage.
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Washington, D.C., Minimum Wage – July 1, 2023
In what seems like a running theme, Washington, D.C., also has an odd minimum wage item to note.
Let’s get the basics out of the way. Effective July 1, 2023, minimum wage in Washington, D.C., is:
- $17 – Standard
- $8 – Tipped employees
The interesting piece of the puzzle is tipped minimum wage. It was initially set to increase at the beginning of 2023. But the bump was pushed back due to a congressional review delay.
Essentially, there ended up being a short-term tipped minimum wage law in Washington from May 1, 2023, until July 1, 2023.
Ordinances from the D.C. Council go to Congress for a 30-day review (or 60 days for laws relating to crime). And because of the delay in selecting a new speaker of the house, it muddled the action from the district, which had passed the tipped minimum wage measure in November 2022.
So, yet another challenge for employers and minimum wage.
Florida Minimum Wage – September 2023
Lastly, like Connecticut, Florida is on a slightly different schedule. Its 2023 increase is set for Sept. 30, 2023, when rates are:
- $12 – Standard
- $8.98 – Tipped wage
Among this list, it might be the simplest. Voters in Florida in 2020 passed a ballot measure to increase the state’s minimum wage rate. Still, it was in the unique position to see Florida rates go up twice in one year in 2021.
Minimum Wage Compliance Resources
Employment law compliance is challenging and complex.
Even these handful of jurisdictions updating over the next few months illustrate the issues that can arise with minimum wage rate management.
As a reminder, employers with locations in multiple jurisdictions should be aware of new rates in:
- Washington, D.C.
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