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Missouri Minimum Wage Increase for 2018

The Missouri Department of Labor has announced a rate increase for the state minimum wage rate, effective January 1st 2018.

According to state law, all businesses are now required to pay a minimum hourly rate of $7.85. This is an increase from the previous minimum wage rate of $7.70. The new law does provide exemption for both retail and service businesses whose gross annual sales equal less than $500,000.

For employers with tipped employees, their compensation must total a minimum of $7.85 per hour as well. Such employers are required by state law to pay tipped employees no less than 50% of the minimum wage, or the amount necessary to bring the employee’s total compensation to the state minimum wage rate.

Posted 1-24-2018 | Topics: Client Alerts, News,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our clients, friends and the communities across the state of Missouri impacted by the storms, tornadoes and flooding that have hit our state.
Our collective resolve will carry us through the coming months as we work to restore what was lost.