Ohio's Minimum Wage Increases In 2018

Lucy Hill
January 1, 2018

Although the raise will help poor working Ohioans, but $8.30 per hour still leaves a full-time worker about $3,000 short of the poverty line for a family of three and this is why there is a push from many workers to pass a state-level $15 per hour minimum wage.

Maine's minimum wage will increase to $10 an hour in the new year thanks to a law approved by voters in 2016.

Another minimum wage hike will be coming for NY workers Sunday.

Hardworking New Yorkers shouldn't have to worry about whether they'll have enough money to put food on the table or if they'll be able to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of the month.

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For workers employed by small businesses, it would increase to $15 by December 31, 2019. It will reach $15 an hour on July 1, 2021.

Goodell said the earned income tax credit is targeted to those who need it most, while a minimum wage increase is across the board. The minimum wage in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties will increase to $11, while upstate NY will see the minimum wage increase to $10.40.

Additionally, it's important to note that increased wages may lead to a stronger economy. The minimum wage covers fast-food workers at more than 130 chains operating in NY, including Arby's, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Dairy Queen, Domino's Pizza, KFC, McDonalds, Panera Bread, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell and Wendy's. Lawmakers later changed the law to only require employers to make up the difference when tips don't exceed the minimum wage.

The minimum wage will rise to $11 an hour for workers in Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties and $10.40 an hour for employees in the rest of the state.

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