4 states to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

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4 states to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

Four states are boosting their minimum hourly rate to $15 or above at the beginning of the year: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Washington, according to FOX TV Digital.

Inflation will increase Golden State's hourly minimum wage to $15.50 and Washington state minimum wage will increase to $15.74.

Connecticut and Massachusetts will raise wages to $15 an hour.

More than 25 states are raising their minimum wage next year, with the majority taking effect on January 1.

The employees in New York will get at least $14,20 an hour beginning on December 31.

Nevada is increasing its minimum wage by 75 cents annually through 2024. The minimum wage rate is $9.50 per hour if the employee is eligible for qualifying health benefits, and $10.50 per hour if the employee is not offered qualifying health benefits. It goes to $10.25 and $11.25, respectively, on July 1, 2023.

Washington, D.C. has the highest minimum wage in the country at $16.10 an hour and residents there have voted to require employers to pay tipped employees $16.10 an hour regardless of how much they earn in gratuity.

President Joe Biden has called for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $15.

Employers subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act must pay the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which has not gone up since July 2009.

The minimum wages are in Georgia and Wyoming for employers who are not covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Here are the states that will make changes to their minimum hourly wages: