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Ohio’s minimum wage to increase in 2022

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 12:04 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Ohio’s minimum wage will increase to $9.30/hour for non-tipped employees and up to $4.65/hour for tipped employees starting Jan. 1, 2022.

Currently, minimum wage for non-tipped employees is $8.80/hour, while tipped employees earn $4.40/hour.

The minimum wage increase applies to businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $342,000, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce.

In 2006, Ohioans voted in approval of a constitutional amendment that ties Ohio’s minimum wage increases with the rate of inflation.

The Consumer Price index increased by 5.8% from Sept. 1, 2020, to Aug. 31, 2021.

Companies with annual gross receipts of $342,000 or less per year after Jan. 1, 2022, will pay the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25. The federal minimum wage rate also applies to employees who are 14 or 15 years old.

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