January 13, 2011
NEW — 5:45 p.m. Jan. 13, 2011
The state minimum wage increases 12 cents to $8.67 per hour for 2011.
The minimum wage applies to workers in agricultural and nonagricultural jobs, though 14- and 15-year-old employees may be paid 85 percent of the adult minimum wage, or $7.37 per hour.
The state Department of Labor & Industries adjusts the minimum wage each year in September as required by Initiative 688.