How many states raised minimum wage since 2016?

[state] State [locality] Locality [tip_wage last_inc] Most recent increase
California Pasadena $14.25 to $15.00, effective 7-1-2020
California Petaluma $15.00 to $15.20, effective 1-1-2021
California Redwood City $15.38 to $15.62, effective 1-1-2021
California Richmond $15.00 to $15.21, effective 1-1-2021

What was the minimum wage in 2017?

Schedule for California Minimum Wage rate 2017-2023.

Date Minimum Wage for Employers with 25 Employees or Less Minimum Wage for Employers with 26 Employees or More
January 1, 2017 $10.00/hour $10.50/hour
January 1, 2018 $10.50/hour $11.00/hour
January 1, 2019 $11.00/hour $12.00/hour
January 1, 2020 $12.00/hour $13.00/hour

What was minimum wage in 2007?

Minimum hourly wage of workers in jobs first covered by

Effective Date 1938 Act 1
Sep 1, 1997 5 $5.15 for all covered, nonexempt workers
Jul 24, 2007 $5.85 for all covered, nonexempt workers
Jul 24, 2008 $6.55 for all covered, nonexempt workers
Jul 24, 2009 $7.25 for all covered, nonexempt workers

How will the 2016 minimum wage hike affect my employees?

Employers that operate in those locations should ensure that increases in state or local minimum wage rates do not impact the classification of their employees. In addition to state minimum wage hikes, a number of major cities and counties will be increasing their wage rates in 2016.

When does the minimum wage increase?

While the federal minimum wage remains unchanged, a number of states and cities will be hiking local wage rates on Jan. 1. Other state and local increases are slated for later in the year.

Is a $15 minimum wage possible?

While efforts to increase the federal minimum wage have stalled in Congress, organized labor and other groups continue to call for a $15 minimum wage nationwide. Many state and local governments have already adopted minimum wage rates above the federal minimum, with further increases to be phased in.

What was the minimum wage in 2014 in the US?

Fewer than half the states had minimum wage rates exceeding the federal floor of $7.25 in 2014. For the first time in 2015, a majority of states had higher rates than the federal minimum as new laws or indexed increases in existing laws took effect.