Minimum Wage Updates for 2019

The majority of states, cities and counties which have their own minimum wages, typically are effective on January 1. We are expecting many increases this January, with the next major group of increases coming July 1, 2019. While the federal rate has not increased in several years, states, cities and counties are busy passing legislation to have increases ready for the start of the new year. A summary of minimum wage increases can be found below.

The Labor Law Center is tracking states and cities which are expected to increase minimum wages in January 2019. The states and cities we are tracking include:

UPDATE STATE DESCRIPTION Date Effective Purchase
Minimum Wage Federal Contractor Increase to $10.60 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Arizona Increase to $11.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage California Increase to $12.00 for companies with 26+ employees and increase to $11.00 for companies with <26 employees. 1/1/2019
Wage & Hour Law CA- Cupertino Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- Redwood City Increase to $13.50 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- Richmond Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- San Jose Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- Palo Alto Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- Santa Clara Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- El Cerrito Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- San Mateo Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- Los Altos Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage CA- Milpitas Increase to $15.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Colorado Increase to $11.10 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Maine Increase to $11.00 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Minnesota Increase to $9.86 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Missouri Increase to $8.10 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Montana Increase to $8.50 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage New York Increase to $11.10 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Ohio Increase to $8.55 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Rhode Island Increase to $10.50 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Vermont Increase to $10.78 1/1/2019
Minimum Wage Washington Increase to $12.00 1/1/2019


Even though most changes are set to take effect 1/1/2019, state legislatures may release the new posting requirements for these minimum wage updates anywhere from October to January.

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