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Minimum wage goes up

Submitted by NFIB

As of Jan. 1, 2019, the minimum wage for non-tipped employees in Ohio rose from $8.30 to $8.55 per hour, a 25-cent increase. Any tipped employees will have their base pay go from $4.15 to $4.30 an hour.

This bump can be attributed to the constitutional amendment voted on in 2006 by the citizens of Ohio that raises the minimum wage in the state each year based on the Consumer Price Index that increases it to meet inflation. The bump will bring a 40-hour work week employee to $342.

Ohio businesses with gross receipts of less than $314,000 in 2018, and for those workers under the age of 16, the minimum wage remains $7.25, which is the federal minimum wage. 

Employers are required to post the minimum wage and overtime information in a space that is easily visible, such as an employee break room, your HR office that is accessible to employees, or another common space.

For a copy of the poster with the new 2019 minimum wage, Ohio employers can visit