Washington’s minimum wage now at $16.28 in 2024.Check your state’s rate.

Exciting news for workers in Washington state! The minimum wage will increase beginning in 2024. It will rise by 3.4% to $16.28 per hour, as recently stated by the Department of Labor and Industries.

Voters in Washington State granted the department the ability to raise the minimum wage in accordance with inflation back in 1998. This time, they determined the rise using the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A few communities, including Seattle and SeaTac, have the authority to impose minimum wages that are much higher.

The department also disclosed that the minimum wage for ride-sharing businesses would increase. According to the press release, drivers in Seattle will receive either “66 cents per passenger platform minute and $1.55 per passenger platform mile, or $5.81, whichever is greater,” or “38 cents per passenger platform minute and $1.31 per passenger platform mile, or $3.37, whichever is greater.”

The majority of full-time and part-time employees in the private sector and in national, state, and local governments are subject to the Fair Labor rules Act (FLSA), which mandates minimum wages, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor rules.

According to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), qualified workers of covered employers are entitled to unpaid, job-protected leaves of absence for specific family and medical needs.

The passage of a law in California raising the minimum wage for fast food employees corresponds with this wage hike. Therefore, wonderful improvements are taking place for employees throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

To preserve and improve the welfare of the workers across the country, the Wage and Hour Division works to promote and achieve compliance with labor laws. We are committed to making sure that all of the hours that employees in this nation put in are fairly compensated.

The H-2B provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provide for the admission of nonimmigrants to the U.S. to perform temporary non-agricultural labor or services.

Explore Minimum Wage Rates Across U.S. States

If you’re curious about minimum wage rates in different U.S. states, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve compiled a list of minimum wage rates in various states as of the most recent update:

Alabama: $7.25 (No state minimum wage requirement)

Alaska: $10.85

Arizona: $13.85

Arkansas: $11.00

California: $15.50

Colorado: $13.65

Connecticut: $15.00

Delaware: $11.75

Florida: $11.00

Georgia: $5.15

Hawaii: $12.00

Idaho: $7.25

Illinois: $13.00

Indiana: $7.25

Iowa: $7.25

Kansas: $7.25

Kentucky: $7.25

Louisiana: $7.25 (No state minimum wage requirement)

Maine: $13.80

Maryland: $13.25 (For workplaces with more than 15 employees) / $12.80 (For workers with less than 15 employees)

Massachusetts: $15.00

Michigan: $10.10

Minnesota: $10.59 ($8.63 for small employers with annual revenue less than $500,000)

Mississippi: $7.25 (No state minimum wage requirement)

Missouri: $12.00

Montana: $9.95 ($4.00 for businesses not covered by FLSA with annual salaries of $110,000 or less)

Nebraska: $10.50

Nevada: $11.25 ($10.25 if the employee is offered health benefits)

New Hampshire: $7.25

New Jersey: $14.13 ($12.93 per hour for seasonal and small employers)

New Mexico: $12.00

New York: $14.20 ($15.00 for New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties)

North Carolina: $7.25

North Dakota: $7.25

Ohio: $10.10 ($7.25 for employers with annual receipts under $342,000)

Oklahoma: $7.25

Oregon: $14.20

Pennsylvania: $7.25

Rhode Island: $13.00

South Carolina: $7.25 (No state minimum wage requirement)

South Dakota: $10.80

Tennessee: $7.25 (No state minimum wage requirement)

Texas: $7.25

Utah: $7.25

Vermont: $13.18

Virginia: $12.00

Washington: $15.74

Washington D.C.: $17.00

West Virginia: $8.75

Wisconsin: $7.25

Wyoming: $5.15

This information can be helpful for both employees and employers to understand the prevailing minimum wage rates in different states across the United States. Please note that these rates may change over time, so it’s essential to stay updated with the latest information.

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