COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) --Ohio’s minimum wage will increase to $7.95 an hour on January 1, 2014, 10 cents higher than it is now.
For workers earning tips, the minimum wage will rise by five cents, to $3.98 an hour.
The Constitutional Amendment passed by Ohio voters in November 2006 ties the state's minimum wage to the rate of inflation.
For employees at smaller companies (with annual gross receipts of $288,000 or less per year in 2013 or $292,000 or less per year after January 1, 2014) and for 14- and 15-year-olds, the state minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
For these employees, the state wage is tied to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour which requires an act of Congress and the President’s signature to change.
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