PDT Staff Writer
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Commerce reports that Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on Jan. 1, 2014, to $7.95 per hour for non-tipped employees, and to $3.98 per hour for tipped employees, plus tips.
According to ODC, the increased minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $292,000 per year. The current 2013 Ohio minimum wage is $7.85 per hour for non-tipped employees and $3.93 for tipped employees, plus tips.
The 2013 Ohio minimum wage applies to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $288,000 per year.
In 2006, Ohio voters passed the Constitutional Amendment which states that Ohio’s minimum wage shall increase on Jan. 1 of each year by the rate of inflation.
According to ODC, the state minimum wage is tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the 12-month period prior to September.
This CPI index rose 1.5 percent over the 12 month period from Sept. 1, 2012, to Aug. 31, 2013.
The Amendment also states that the wage rate for non-tipped employees shall be rounded to the nearest five cents.
Information on Ohio’s 2014 minimum wage is available online at www.com.ohio.gov/documents/dico_2014Minimumwageposter.pdf
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