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2016:

NYC: fast food and state workers: $12/$10.75 by Dec. 2016 

After 2016:
Arizona: $12.00 by 2020

Arkansas: $8.50 by 2017

Bangor, ME: $9.75 by 2019

Berkeley, Ca: $15.00 by Oct. 2018

California: $15 by 2022

Chicago, IL: $13.00 by July 2019

Colorado: $12.00 by 2020

Cook county, IL: $13.00 by July 2020

Connecticut to $10.10 by 2017

Cupertino, Ca: $15 by 2019

El Cerrito City, Ca: $15 by 2019

Emeryville, Ca: $16.42 by 2020

Federal contractors: $10.20 by 2017

Flagstaff, Ar: $15 by 2021

Florida: $8.10 by 2017

Gilmore, Ca: $10/10.50 by 2017

Hawaii to $10.10 by 2018

Las Cruces, NM to $10.10 by 2019

Linn County, IA to $10.25 by 2019 

Longbeach, Ca to $15 by 2022

Los Altos, Ca: $15 by 2019

Los Angeles, Ca to $15 by July 2020

Los Gatos, Ca: to $10/10.50 by 2017

Maine: to $12.00 by 2020

Maryland to $10.10 by 2018 

Massachusetts to $11 by 2017

Mass. Home care workers to $15 by Jan. 2018

Miami Beach, Fl: $13.31 by 2021

Michigan to $9.25 by 2018  

Milpitas, Ca: $10/10.50 by 2017 

Missoula, MT non-union city workers to $15 by Jan. 2018

Montgomery county, Ma to $11.50 by 2018

Mountain View, NY: to $15 by Jan. 2018

New Jersey to $8.44 by Jan. 1 2017

New York to $15 by 2021

Ohio to $8.15 by 2017

Oakland, Ca: $12.86 by 2017

Oregon to $12.50/$14.75 by 2022

Palo Alto, Ca to $15 by 2019

Pasadena, Ca to $13.25 by July 2018

Polk County, IA to $10.75 in 2019 

Portland, ME to $10.68 by 2017

Prince George's County, Ma to 11.50 by Nov. 2018

Richmond, Ca to $13 by Jan 2018

Sacramento, Ca to $12.50 by 2020

San Diego (Cal.) to $11.50 by 2017

San Francisco, Ca: $15 by 2018

San Jose, Ca: $15 by Jan. 2019

San Leandro, Ca: $15 by 2020

San Mateo, Ca: $ 15 by 2019

Santa Monica, Ca: $15 by 2020

Santa Clara, Ca: $11.10 by 2017

Seattle to $15 by 2017

Sunnyvale City, Ca to $15 by 2018

Vermont to $10.50 by 2018

NYC: fast food and state workers: $15 by Dec. 2018 

New York: fast food and state workers: $15 by July 2021

Buffalo/Rochester NY municipal workers: $15 by 2021

Wapello County, IA to $10.10 by 2019

Washington: $13.50 by 2020

Washington DC: $15 by 2020

West Palm Beach, Fl: $15.00 by 2018

Overtime Pay for More White-Collar Workers Blocked

11/28/16 - An Obama administration policy that would have given more white-collar workers overtime pay starting December 1, was blocked last week nationwide by a federal judge in Texas.
The new legislation would provide overtime pay to more than 4 million low paid managers, who currently don't qualify for that. At the moment, under the FLSA, if an employee makes at least $23,660 per year - or $455 per week - their employer doesn't have to pay them overtime. The new policy would raise that bar to $47,476 annually or $913 per week for a full time worker. As a result of the court's ruling, this new salary threshold will not become effective on December 1, 2016. 
The Labor Department considers an appeal, but changes to the existing policy face an uncertain future under the Trump administration and the Republican controlled congress. 

08/27/16 - Apple, Facebook. and General Motors, the first U.S. automaker to have a female chief executive officer, are among more than two dozen companies that added their names to a White House pledge to study gender pay gaps among their employees. The agreement signed by 29 companies on Friday includes an annual review of pay by gender at each company, and an examination of hiring and promotion practices for unconscious bias and barriers to women reaching higher-level jobs.

Obama Announces Ruling to Close Gender Pay Gap

01/29/16 - The Obama administration announced plans to start collecting data on the earnings of women and minorities at large U.S. companies in order to address pay discrimination. Under the proposal The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) would require employers with 100 or more employees to provide the agency with detailed wage information, broken down by gender, race and ethnicity. Unlike a similar Labor Department rule proposed earlier, it would apply to all large businesses and not just federal contractors. 
The plan, which is expected to take effect in September 2017 does not require congressional approval.

Some facts: when federal and state law have different minimum wage rates, the higher standard applies. And tipped workers: your overtime hourly rate can never be less than your minimum wage. Check our minimum wage section.

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