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2015 OHIO MINIMUM WAGE RAISE

Ohio's minimum wage will increase to $8.10 an hour for non-tipped employees beginning Jan. 1, an increase of 15 cents triggered by inflation. The current rate of $7.95 has been in effect since the beginning of 2014. The minimum wage for tipped employees also will increase to $4.05 an hour, up 7 cents from the current rate of $3.98.

The increase, announced Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Commerce, will benefit workers employed by companies with annual gross receipts greater than $297,000 a year.

Workers at Ohio companies that have annual gross receipts under $297,000 are covered by the federal minimum wage. That rate of $7.25 an hour cannot be changed without approval of Congress.