[author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor]
At the start of the New Year, Ohio's minimum wage will increase by 15 cents to $7.85 per hour, the Ohio Department of Commerce has announced. The minimum wage for tipped employees will rise 8 cents to $3.93 per hour.
Ohio adjusts its minimum wage rate every year to keep pace with the rate of inflation, as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, rounded to the nearest five cents. Nine other states also annually adjust their minimum wages based on the rate of inflation.