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New Minimum Wage Changes: Are You Ready?

Posted on Monday, July 17, 2017

Time & Attendance Software: New Minimum Wage Changes | Time Rack

As of July 1, 2017, many employers are now having to pay a higher minimum wage in several California cities including Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and the states of Maryland and Oregon.

Missouri has bucked the trend by lowering the recent minimum wage increase in St. Louis, which went from $7 to $10 two months ago and will once again be $7 per hour on August 28, 2017.

Have these changes been made in your time tracking solution so that your next payroll is current?

National Minimum Wage Changes

The federal minimum wage has not changed since increasing nearly 10% to $7.25 in 2009, so cities and states and continue to enact minimum wage increases – 30 states in all at the time of writing.

Below is a graphic from Fortune Magazine that illustrates all of the changes:

Minimum Wage Increases 2017

Avoiding the Carl's Jr. Scenario

Not keeping up with minimum wage increases can be costly.

As reported last week, the City of Los Angeles has filed a $1.4 million lawsuit accusing the fast food chain, Carl's Jr., for allegedly paying 37 employees across seven locations below the current $10.50 per hour minimum wage for >25 employees.

Do You Need Help?

You need to ensure that your payroll includes the minimum wage increase to avoid lawsuits. Time Rack time tracking solutions help making implementing changes like this much easier, so let us know if you need help doing so.

Contact us to learn more about time tracking solutions and minimum wage changes