Minimum wage going up 10 cents

Ohio’s minimum wage is going up 10 cents to $7.95 starting on Jan. 1.
Associated Press
Oct 11, 2013

The Ohio Department of Commerce on Thursday also said the new minimum for tipped employees will be $3.98 — a 5-cent per hour increase.

The state minimum wage is adjusted annually because of a 2006 voter-approved amendment to the Ohio Constitution. Increases are linked to inflation. The minimum wage jumped 15 cents at the beginning of 2013.

The Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers rose 1.5 percent during the period used to calculate wage increases.

The 2006 changes require wages for non-tipped employees be rounded to the nearest five cents.

The state wage for employees at small companies and 14- and 15-year-olds is tied to the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25.

 

Comments

KURTje

Speak for yourself - bet you're cheap. She & I both got the maximum + she got a bonus! Don't be mad because your last time was during the Kennedy Administration......durrrr

Dr. Information

her bonus was what 4 inches? pathetic.

grumpy

"Speak for yourself - bet you're cheap. "

Don't know if I am or not. What is the going rate?

"Don't be mad because your last time was during the Kennedy Administration."

Since I was 5 when JFK was elected and 8 when when he was killed...

santown419

Damn you old! No offense.

grumpy

None taken. I have done much with my time so far, family, travel, work, hobbies, military, charity, learning, reading, hunting, friends, building, still doing... hope you do what you want with your life. You only get one.

grandmasgirl

I see both sides of the coin. On one hand, $7.95 an hour isn't a lot. However, it all depends on where you are working. If you are in New York, doing fast food, you won't make it. If you are in Mississippi, doing the same job, you might. However, I also see that a lot of younger people just want the good things in life at an early age. I remember just being married and eating baked, boiled,and fried potatoes every night. Meat was for a Sunday dinner, and then you got one slice. There was no such thing as "eating out". Then the kids started coming and we had to pay for our hospital bills ourselves. No SNAP, no WIC, no child care credit, no nothing. We made it.

FlyBoy86

Good luck staying healthy. A crainiotomy costs a little over $100,000 without insurance.

dorothy gale

Ten whole cents? Wow!

AJ Oliver

I'm glad I worked hard back in 2006 gathering signatures to put the min wage increase on the ballot. A decent min wage is overwhelmingly supported, even a majority of republicans. I'm just sorry it was not more - Min wage in Australia is $ 15, and New Zealand $ 13. When people work hard, they deserve a living wage plus health care & retirement. A better world is possible.

lugnut2511

Dont spend all that in one place. What a freak'n joke!

oheaglefl

Hmmmmmm a 10 cent raise and your Obamacare insurance just went up $300 a month, some how don't think that is gonna equal out.

KURTje

Grump...check who was being addressed & check the time I posted. S.R. changed the post order but not the time. A Clowntango was being addressed. And to the Dr. Your female relative knew I was 4" thick?

grumpy

I don't feel the need to try to sort out your posts when you won't use reply and only answer using Add new Comment when you reply to someone. I just don't feel you are special enough to bother doing the extra to do that. The only way to do so would be to pay attention to the times of the replies and then hope no one edits their posts. You are not worth that much effort.

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