2019 Minimum Wage Increases

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Russell Jackson

With the November election results (finally) in the rear view, businesses should be prepared to comply with upcoming minimum wage increase obligations, including increases resulting from the election.  Specifically, companies with operations in Arkansas and Missouri must be aware that in the recent election, voters chose to increase their state minimum wage rates as of January 1, 2019.  Arkansas increased its minimum wage from $8.50/hour to $9.25/hour on January 1, 2019 and will increase the rate to $11.00/hour by January 1, 2021.  Missouri voters approved an increase from $7.85/hour to $8.60/hour on January 1, 2019 and to $12.00/hour over the next five years.  Continue reading