OHIO MINIMUM WAGE Ohio Minimum Wage Increase For Some Low Wage Workers
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Dec. 31, 2012 5:50 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 1, 2013 11:01 AM EST
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, Lawrence County
Ohio's minimum wage is going up 15 cents to seven-dollars and 85 cents January 1, 2013. Employees who receive tips will now get three dollars and 93 cents an hour. The minimum wage in Ohio is adjusted annually based on the consumer price index.
Not all low wage workers will get the pay increase. If a business exceeds 288 thousand dollars in revenue a year, it will have to pay the wage increase. Those below that amount will not have to pay the new minimum wage.
Sandy Belville owns "Dairy Bell" in Chesapeake and said, "If we had to pay the wage increase, we would have to raise prices, cut back hours and service. Then customers would be upset because they can't get waited on as quickly."
The increase means 215 thousand low wage workers will make an extra 340 dollars a year.
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