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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
  • Minor Labor Law
  • Ohio Fair Employment Practices Law
  • Rebuttable Presumption Law
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Ohio 2015 Minimum Wage Increase Announced

The Ohio Department of Commerce announced the State’s 2015 minimum wage rate of $8.10 for non-tipped workers, which is effective January 1, 2015.

Ohio’s 2015 minimum wage gives low-wage earners an hourly boost of 15 cents over the 2014 rate of $7.95.

What is the Minimum Wage for Non-Tipped Workers in Ohio?

Ohio’s minimum wage rate for tipped employees increased to $4.05 per hour.

Which Employers are Required to Pay the Minimum Wage?

Ohio employers with annual gross receipts of more than $297,000 per year are required to pay employees at least the minimum wage.

Why Does the Ohio Minimum Wage Change So Often?

The Ohio minimum wage is adjusted annually to reflect fluctuations in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

The 2015 minimum wage rate represents an 18 percent increase over the 2007 rate after voters amended the State Constitution (Issue 2) to index the minimum wage, meaning that if inflation increases, the rate will adjust to help offset the effect on low-wage workers.

Ohio minimum-wage workers have received an average increase of 16 cents each year in the past eight years to compensate for the rate of inflation.

Ohio Minimum Wage Poster

GovDocs provides the Ohio Minimum Wage posting and other posting required for Ohio workplaces as part of the GovDocs Ohio Workplace Poster Packages, which includes:

  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Minimum Wage
  • Minor Labor Law
  • Ohio Fair Employment Practices Law
  • Rebuttable Presumption Law
  • No Smoking

Ohio employers can save 20% off all workplace posters using the GovDocs coupon code 2015MIN.