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2020 Minimum Wage Update

Many states and municipalities, including Missouri, are increasing their minimum wage for 2020. Below is a list of all the locations, their current minimum wage, the projected minimum wage for 2020, and any changes that have been announced in the years to follow. Unless otherwise noted, the effective date of the minimum wage increase is January 1, 2020. It also should be noted that the federal minimum wage will remain the same at $7.25/hour. (States with an asterisk (*) have municipalities with a different minimum wage and are discussed below.)

State 2019 2020 Of Note
Alabama $7.25 $7.25 Alabama does not have a minimum wage law and instead adheres to the federal minimum wage
Alaska $9.89 $10.19  
Arizona * $11.00 $12.00 Beginning in 2021, will increase each year by the cost of living
Arkansas $9.25 $10.00 Increase to $11.00 in 2021
California *      
Employers with 25 employees or less $11.00 $12.00  
Employers with 26 employees or more $12.00 $13.00  
Colorado $11.10 $12.00  
Connecticut $10.10 $11.00  
Delaware $8.75 $9.25 Delaware law allows a 90-day training and a youth wage that is not more than $0.50 less than the minimum wage rate.
District of Columbia $14.00 $15.00 Effective 7/1/2020. Annual indexing will begin on 7/1/2021.
Florida $8.46 $8.56  
Georgia $7.25 $7.25  
Hawaii $10.10 $10.10  
Idaho $7.25 $7.25  
Illinois * $8.25 $9.25  
Indiana $7.25 $7.25  
Iowa $7.25 $7.25  
Kansas $7.25 $7.25  
Kentucky $7.25 $7.25  
Louisiana $7.25 $7.25  
Maine $11.00 $12.00  
Maryland * $10.10 $11.00 Increase on 1/1/2021 to $11.75 for employers with at least 15 employees, and to $11.60 for smaller employers.
Massachusetts $12.00 $12.75 Increase to $13.50 on 1/1/21, $14.25 on 1/1/22, and $15.00 on 1/1/23
Michigan $9.45 $9.65  
Minnesota * $9.86 $10.00 Listed rate is for large employers. Small employers, and the 90-day training wage/youth wage, will be $8.15.
Mississippi $7.25 $7.25  
Missouri $8.60 $9.45 Increase annually by $0.85/hour until 2023
Montana $8.50 $8.65 Annual adjustments based on changes in inflation.
Nebraska $9.00 $9.00  
Nevada $8.25 $9.00  
New Hampshire $7.25 $7.25  
New Jersey $10.00 $11.00  
New Mexico * $7.50 $9.00  
New York * $11.10 $11.80 Effective 12/31/2019, increase to $12.50 on 12/31/20.
North Carolina $7.25 $7.25  
North Dakota $7.25 $7.25  
Ohio $8.55 $8.70 Increase thereafter on each January 1st by the rate of inflation. For smaller companies with annual gross receipts of $314,000 or less after 1/1/2019 and for 14- and 15-year-olds, $7.25 per hour.
Oklahoma $7.25 $7.25  
Oregon * $11.25 $12.00 Effective 7/1/2020, followed by an increase to $12.75 in 2021 and $13.50 in 2022. Beginning in 2023, adjusted annually based on the increase, if any, to the US City average CPI for All Urban Consumers.
Pennsylvania $7.25 $7.25 Employees who work for the Commonwealth and pursuant to contracts  with the Commonwealth are paid $12 with a $0.50 raise each July 1st until the minimum wage reaches $15 in 2024
Puerto Rico $6.55 $6.55 Note:  employers subject to FLSA must pay $7.25
Rhode Island $10.50 $10.50  
South Carolina $7.25 $7.25  
South Dakota $9.10 $9.30 Adjusted annually by any increase in the cost of living, as measured in the CPI
Tennessee $7.25 $7.25  
Texas $7.25 $7.25  
Utah $7.25 $7.25  
Vermont $10.78 $10.96 In future, will increase by the smaller of 5% or the percentage increase of the CPI, CPI-U, U.S. city average, not seasonally adjusted, or successor index for the 12 months preceding the previous September 1
Virginia $7.25 $7.25  
Washington * $12.00 $13.50 Future increases based on a cost of living increase
West Virginia $8.75 $8.75  
Wisconsin $7.25 $7.25  
Wyoming $7.25 $7.25  

METROPOLITAN AREAS

State 2019 2020 Of Note
Arizona      
*City- Flagstaff* $12.00 $13.00  
California      
*City- Berkeley* $15.59 TBD Will increase effective 7/1/2020 with inflation
*City- Cupertino* $15.00 $15.35  
*City- Emeryville* $16.30 TBD Will increase effective 7/1/2020 with inflation
*City- Los Altos* $15.00 $15.40  
*City- Los Angeles (26 or more employees)* $14.25 $15.00 Effective 7/1/2020, then increase annually based on the CPI
*City- Los Angeles (25 or less employees)* $13.25 $14.25 Effective 7/1/2019, then increase to $15.00 on 7/1/2021
*City- Malibu (26 or more employees)* $14.25 $15.00 Effective 7/1/2020
*City- Malibu (25 or less employees)* $13.25 $14.25 Effective 7/1/2020
*City- Milpitas* $15.00 TBD Effective 7/1/2020
*City- Mountain View* $15.65 $16.05  
*City- Oakland* $13.80 $14.14  
*City- Palo Alto* $15.00 $15.40  
*City- Pasadena (26 or more employees)* $14.25 $15.00 Effective 7/1/2020
*City- Pasadena (25 or less employees)* $13.25 $14.25 Effective 7/1/2020; will increase on 7/1/2021 to $15.00.
*City- Richmond* $15.00 $15.00  
*City-Sacramento (101 or more employees)* $11.75 $12.50 Beginning 1/1/2021, will be indexed to the CPI
*City- Sacramento
(1-100 employees)*
$11.00 $11.75 Beginning 1/1/2021 will be indexed to the CPI
*City- San Diego* $12.00 $13.00  
*City- San Francisco* $15.59 TBD Effective 7/1/2020
*City- San Jose* $15.00 $15.25  
*City- San Leandro* $14.00 $15.00 Effective 7/1/2020
*City- San Mateo* $15.00 $15.38  
*City- Santa Clara* $15.00 $15.40  
*City- Santa Monica (26+ employees)* $14.25 $15.00 Effective 7/1/2020
*City- Santa Monica (25 or fewer employees)* $13.25 $14.25 Effective 7/1/2020
*City- Sunnyvale* $15.65 $16.05  
Illinois      
*City- Chicago* $13.00 TBD Scheduled to increase 7/1/2020, indexed to CPI
*County- Cook* $12.00 $13.00 Effective 7/1/2020
Maryland      
*County- Montgomery (1-11 employees)* $12.50 $13.00 Effective 7/1/2020; increase each year on July 1st as follows: $13.50 in 2021, $14.00 in 2022, $14.50 in 2023, and $15.00 in 2024.
*County- Montgomery (11-50 employees)* $12.50 $13.25 Effective 7/1/2020; increase each year on July 1st as follows: $14.00 in 2021, $14.50 in 2022, and $15.00 in 2023.
*County- Montgomery (51+ employees)* $13.00 $14.00 Effective 7/1/2020; increase to $15.00 on 7/7/21.
Minnesota      
*City-Minneapolis (More than 100 employees)* $12.25 $13.25 Effective 7/1/2020
*City-Minneapolis (100 or fewer employees)* $11.00 $11.70 Effective 7/1/2020
New Mexico      
*City- Albuquerque (without benefits)* $9.20 $9.35  
*City- Albuquerque (with benefits)* $8.20 $8.35  
*City-Las Cruces* $10.10 $10.25 Adjusted in the future based on the cost of living
*County- Bernalillo* $9.05 $9.20  
New York      
*City- New York City $15.00 $15.00  
*County- Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester* $12.00 $13.00 Effective 12/31/2019, increase to $14.00 on 12/31/20 and $15.00 on 12/31/21
Oregon      
*City- Portland* $12.50 $13.25 Effective 7/1/2020, followed by an increase to $14.00 in 2021 and $14.75 in 2022. Beginning in 2023 the wage will be $1.25/hour over the standard minimum wage.
*County- Non-Urban Counties* $11.00 $11.50 Effective 7/1/2020, followed by an increase to $12.00 in 2021 and $12.50 in 2022. Beginning in 2023 the wage will be $1.00/hour less than the standard minimum wage.
Washington      
*City- Seattle (501 or more employees)* $16.00 $16.39  
*City-Seattle (1-500 employees)* $15.00 $15.75 Smaller employers can meet the $15.75/hour requirement by paying $13.50/hour plus $2.25/hour towards medical benefits
*City- Tacoma* $12.35 $13.50  

The St. Louis employment attorneys at McMahon Berger have been representing employers across the country in labor and employment matters for over sixty years and are available to discuss these issues and others. As always, the foregoing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice regarding any particular situation as every situation must be evaluated on its own facts. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely on advertisements.

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