Ohio's Minimum Wage Going up in 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio's minimum wage will be going up again in 2018.

The Ohio Department of Commerce says beginning January 1st, 2018, non-tipped employees will be earning a minimum $8.30 an hour, an increase of .15. Tipped employees will be making a minimum $4.15 an hour, up .08.

The increase applies to those who work for companies with annual gross receipts of more than $299,000 per year. 

For those at small companies with annual gross receipts of $305,000 or less per year, they will continue to make $7.25 an hour, which is the federal minimum wage. The federal wage rater also applies to those aged 14 or 15.

The state commerce department says it's connected to the constitutional amendment, passed by Ohio voters in 2006, that ties the state's minimum wage to the rate of inflation. The Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the 12-month period prior to September is the indicator. 

Over this past 12-month period, the CPI increased by 1.9-percent.

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