The Division of Labor & Worker Safety of the Ohio Department of Commerce announced recently that, effective January 1, 2010, the minimum wage for the state of Ohio will remain at $7.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $3.65 for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employers who gross more than $267,000 per year. As a result of a constitutional amendment that passed in 2006 an adjustment to the minimum wage must be applied on January 1 of each year. The adjustment is tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for urban wage earners and clerical workers for the 12-month period prior to September. The 0.2% decrease in the CPI will result in no change for 2010. Contact Vision Payroll if you have any questions on the Ohio minimum wage increase or visit our Minimum Wage Chart.