Mid 2014 brings minimum wage increases to a number of locations. The hourly minimum wage rate is to increase July 1 in two states and the District of Columbia, with rate changes coming over the next few months in other states.

Wage rate increases that take effect July 1:

• California: The state’s hourly minimum wage rate is to  increase to $9 from $8 under legislation passed in 2013. The rate rises to $10 an hour Jan. 1, 2016.

• Nevada:  In general the hourly minimum wage rates and the daily overtime wage rates to take effect July 1 remain unchanged from the 2013 rates. However, new rules specify that the hourly wage rates as of July 1 is to remain $7.25 for employees who receive qualified health benefits from employers and be $8.25 for those who do not receive health benefits. Employees with qualified health benefits who earn less than $10.875 an hour and employees without those benefits who earn less than $12.375 an hour must be paid overtime when they work more than 8 hours in a 24-hour period. Nevada’s daily overtime requirement is in addition to the overtime requirement for all nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek.

• District of Columbia: The hourly minimum wage rate is to increase to $9.50 from $8.25 under legislation passed in January 2014. The rate rises to $10.50 on July 1, 2015, and to $11.50 on July 1, 2016, and is indexed to inflation starting July 1, 2017.

• Delaware: The hourly rate rose June 1, 2014, to $7.75 from $7.25.

• Minnesota: The hourly rate is to increase to $8 from $6.15 on Aug. 1, 2014. Other increases include the rate for small employers, to $6.50 from $5.25; the 90-day training wage for those ages 18 and 19, to $6.50 from $4.90; and a $6.50 youth wage was established for workers younger than 18 under legislation was passed April 14. On Jan. 1, 2018, the wage is to be indexed to inflation.

• Michigan: The hourly rate is to rise to $8.15 from $7.40 on Sept. 1, 2014, under legislation signed May 27. The rate rises to $8.50 on Jan. 1, 2016; to $8.90 on Jan. 1, 2017; to $9.25 on Jan. 1, 2018. The rate is to be indexed for inflation starting in 2019.


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