Ohio minimum wage set to increase next year

OHIO (WTVG) - Ohio's minimum wage is going up in 2018.

According to a release from the Ohio Department of Commerce, the minimum wage will increase by $0.15, from $8.15 to $8.30 per hour. That rate will apply to non-tipped employees working for employers who gross more than $305,000. “Non-tipped employees” includes any employee who does not engage in an occupation in which he/she customarily and regularly receives more than thirty dollars ($30.00) per month in tips.

Tipped employees will receive a minimum wage of $4.15 per hour plus tips. “Tipped employees” includes any employee who engages in an occupation in which he/she customarily and regularly receives more than thirty dollars ($30.00) per month in tips. Employers electing to use the tip credit provision must be able to show that tipped employees receive at least the minimum wage when direct or cash wages and the tip credit amount are combined.

Both are above the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.