The state minimum wage did not increase for 2021 as the unemployment rate exceeded 8.5% in 2020 and remains $9.65 per hour. The next scheduled increase to $9.87 per hour shall be effective during the following calendar year when unemployment is less than 8.5%.
The minimum hourly rate for tipped employees remains at $3.67 per hour.
Minimum salary compensation for those employees exempt from overtime requirements as executive, administrative and professional employees is $684.00 per week.
The state minimum wage and overtime laws are applicable to employers that have two (2) or more employees.
Minor employees may be paid 85% of the state minimum wage.
Newly hired employees between the ages of sixteen (16) and nineteen (19) may be paid a training wage of $4.25 per hour for the first ninety (90) days of their employment.