Minimum wage continues to be a hot issue in the states for the 2014 legislative session. Thirty-eight states have considered minimum wage bills during the 2014 session and thirty-four states are considering increases to the state minimum wage. Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Minnesota, West Virginia and D.C. have enacted increases so far in 2014. West Virginia is raising the state’s minimum wage to $8.00 an hour in 2015 and $8.75 in 2016.
More than a dozen states increased their minimum wage rates effective January 1, 2014. Delaware is increasing it’s minimum wage to $7.75 on June 1, 2014. California, Maryland, and Washington DC have increases effective July 1, 2014 and Minnesota is increasing it’s minimum wage effective August 1, 2014.
In Iowa, a bill would hike the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10. A Rhode Island bill would raise it from $8 to $9. And a year after New York approved a multiyear minimum wage hike, another bill was introduced for 2014 that would accelerate the increase.
Washington state and the District of Columbia will increase their minimum wages rate to $11.50 by 2016 and there is legislation pending in Washington state for another increase to $12.00. Hawaii is the latest state to have legislation pending to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 over a four year period.
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