Mid-year minimum wage increases take effect

Employers should make sure the current rate is posted

Posted July 6, 2017

The minimum wage increased in several states and municipalities on July 1, and employers should make sure their minimum wage posters are up-to-date.

  • Oregon released a new poster showing the new rates for 2017. Employers in non-urban counties must now pay a minimum of $10 per hour, and those in Portland pay $11.25 per hour. The rate in all other locations increased to $10.25 per hour.
  • Maryland’s rate increased to $9.25 per hour. The state’s 2017 rate has been included on its minimum wage posting for several years, and the state did not issue a new posting this year.
  • The District of Columbia’s minimum wage is now $12.50 per hour. The district included the new rate on the 2016 update of its minimum wage poster, so a new poster is not needed if an employer is displaying the version released in late 2016.

July 1 is also the date Nevada’s minimum wage and overtime increases would take effect, but the rates did not change this year. While Nevada’s rates did not change, employers do need to display the 2017 minimum wage and overtime notices. The notices were released in April and needed to be displayed by July 1.

Employers in a number of municipalities will also need to display a new minimum wage poster, including:

  • Flagstaff, Arizona ($10.50 per hour)
  • Emeryville, California ($14 per hour for employers with 55 or fewer employees, $15.20 per hour for employers with 56 or more employees)
  • Los Angeles, California ($10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, $12 per hour for employers with more than 26 employees)
  • Milpitas, California ($11 per hour)
  • Pasadena, California ($12 per hour)
  • San Francisco, California ($14 per hour)
  • San Jose, California ($12 per hour)
  • San Leandro, California ($12 per hour)
  • Santa Monica, California ($10.50 per hour for employers with 25 or fewer employees, $12 per hour for employers with more than 26 employees)
  • Chicago IL ($11 per hour; new tipped rate of $6.10 per hour)
  • Cook County, Illinois ($10 per hour)
July 1, 2017 minimum wage posting changes
Location 2017 rate New Poster Needed?
District of Columbia $12.50 Probably not
New rate noted on 2016 update.
Maryland $9.25 Probably not
New rate noted on previous updates.
Oregon $10.25 (Standard)
$10.00 (Nonurban Counties)
$11.25 (Portland)
Yes
Nevada $7.25 (with qualifying health benefits)
$8.25 (without qualifying health benefits)
Yes
July 1, 2017 local minimum wage changes
Location 2017 rate New Poster Needed?
Flagstaff, AZ $10.50 Yes
Emeryville, CA $10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
$12 (More than 26 employees)
Yes
Los Angeles County, CA $10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
$12 (More than 26 employees)
Yes
Los Angeles County, CA $10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
$12 (More than 26 employees)
No
2017 rate shown on 2016 poster
Milpitas, CA $11 Yes
Pasadena, CA $12 Yes
San Francisco, CA $14 Yes
San Jose, CA $12 Yes
San Leandro, CA $12 Yes
Santa Monica, CA $10.50 (25 or fewer employees)
$12 (More than 26 employees)
Yes
Chicago, IL $11.00 Yes
New tipped rate of $6.10 must be displayed
Cook County, IL $10.00 Yes
Montgomery County, MD $11.50 No
2017 rate shown on 2016 poster

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