Employers with multi-state operations should take note that several states have announced state minimum wage increases, effective Jan. 1, 2012. The changes are as follows:

  • ArizonaStandard minimum wage increases from $7.35 to $7.65 an hour. Minimum wage for tipped employees increases from $4.35 to $4.65
  • ColoradoStandard minimum wage, from $7.36 to $7.64; minimum wage for tipped employees, from $4.34 to $4.62
  • FloridaStandard minimum wage, from $7.31 to $7.67; minimum wage for tipped employees, from $4.29 to $4.65
  • MontanaStandard minimum wage, from $7.35 to $7.65 (State does not allow a tip credit against minimum wage for tipped employees.)
  • OhioStandard minimum wage, from $7.40 to $7.70; minimum wage for tipped employees, from $3.70 to $3.85
  • OregonStandard minimum wage, from $8.50 to $8.80 (State does not allow a tip credit against minimum wage for tipped employees.)
  • VermontStandard minimum wage from $8.15 to $8.46; minimum wage for tipped employees, from $3.95 to $4.10.
  • WashingtonStandard minimum wage, from $8.67 to $9.04 (State does not allow a tip credit against minimum wage for tipped employees.)

View a map of all state minimum wage rates.