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October 10, 2011

Montana Minimum Wage Increases to $7.35 Effective January 1, 2012

Montana Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly
Montana Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announced recently that pursuant to Montana Code Annotated 39-3-409, the minimum wage for the state of Montana would increase from $7.35 per hour to $7.65 effective January 1, 2012.

Adjustment Must Be Calculated Annually

The law requires an adjustment to the minimum wage that must be calculated no later than September 30 of each year. The adjustment is tied to the US City Average Consumer Price Index (CPI) for All Urban Consumers for All Items for the 12 months ending in August. Since the CPI increased 3.8% from the previous year, an adjustment of $0.30 will be made to the minimum wage.

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October 9, 2011

Washington Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.04 January 1, 2012

Judy Schurke, Director, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
Judy Schurke, Director, Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries announced recently that pursuant to Initiative 688, the minimum wage for the state of Washington would increase from $8.67 to $9.04 per hour effective January 1, 2012. The law requires an adjustment to the minimum wage be calculated each year.

Adjustment Is Tied to Changes in CPI-W

The adjustment is tied to the change in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) for the 12 months ending in August. The 4.258% increase in the CPI-W will result in an increase of $0.37 for 2011.

Washington Maintains Highest Minimum Wage in the Country

Washington has the highest minimum wage in the country, followed by Oregon. Oregon recently announced that its minimum wage would rise $0.30 to $8.80 an hour in 2012.

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October 8, 2011

Ohio Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.70 per Hour for 2012

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David Goodman, Director Ohio Department of Commerce
David Goodman, Director Ohio Department of Commerce
The Ohio Department of Commerce announced recently that, effective January 1, 2012, the minimum wage for the state of Ohio will increase to $7.70 per hour for non-tipped employees and $3.85 for tipped employees.

Minimum Wage Applies to Employers That Gross More than $283,000 per Year

Effective January 1, 2012, the minimum wage will apply to employers who gross more than $283,000 per year, up from $271,000 in 2011.

Annual Adjustment Is Constitutionally Required

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 1.4% increase in the CPI is rounded to the nearest five cents to calculate the amount of the adjustment.

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October 4, 2011

Oregon Minimum Wages Increases to $8.80 for 2012

Brad Avakian, Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
Brad Avakian, Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
Brad Avakian, Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, announced recently that, effective January 1, 2012, the minimum wage for the state of Oregon will increase to $8.80 per hour.

Measure 25 Mandates Annual Adjustments

As a result of Measure 25, which passed in 2002, an adjustment to the minimum wage must be calculated no later than September 30 of each year. The adjustment is based on any increase in the US City Average Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for All Items (CPI). The 3.37% increase in the CPI will result in a comparable change in the minimum wage.

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October 1, 2011

Nevada Unemployment Wage Base to Decrease to $26,400

Cynthia Jones, Administrator for the Employment Security Division
Cynthia Jones, Administrator for the Employment Security Division
The Employment Security Division of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has announced an decrease in the taxable wage base for 2012.

Wage Base Decreases for Second Consecutive Year

The wage base will decrease from $26,600 for 2011 to $26,400 for 2012. This will be the second straight year that Nevada has reduced the taxable wage base.

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September 27, 2011

Iowa Decreases Unemployment Rates, but Raises Wage Base for 2012

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Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert
Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert
Iowa Workforce Development has announced that the 2012 unemployment rates will be based on Table 4; 2011 rates are based on Table 3. As a result, employers will see approximately $96 million in tax savings and the average rate will fall from 2.8% in 2011 to 2.4% in 2012.

Director Teresa Wahlert Comments on the Increase

According to Director Teresa Wahlert, “Most states across the country are experiencing significant increases in their tax rates in order to repay the federal government for loans. Due to successful management of our Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, Iowa did not borrow from the federal government and is reducing the burden on employers.”

Wage Base Will Increase in 2012

In addition, the taxable wage base for 2012 has been announced. The wage base will increase to $25,300 for 2012, up from $24,700 for 2011. Consequently, some employers will see contributions to the fund increase even with the lower rates based on the higher wage base.

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September 25, 2011

Wyoming Unemployment Wage Base to Increase to $23,000

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Wyoming Unemployment Wage Base to Increase to $23,000
Wyoming Unemployment Wage Base to Increase to $23,000
Director Joan K. Evans of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has announced a increase in the taxable wage base for 2012.

$700 Increase More Offsets Last Year’s Decrease

The wage base will increase from $22,300 for 2011 to $23,000 for 2012.

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August 8, 2011

New Hampshire Unemployment Wage Base to Increase for 2012

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New Hampshire Unemployment Wage Base to Increase for 2012
New Hampshire Unemployment Wage Base to Increase for 2012
The New Hampshire Department of Employment Security has announced an increase in the taxable wage base for 2012. The wage base will increase from $12,000 for 2011 to $14,000 for 2012.

Third Consecutive Year the Wage Base Has Increased

This is the third consecutive year the wage base will increase. In 2010, it increased from $8,000 to $10,000 and in 2011 it increased from $10,000 to $12,000.

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August 1, 2011

Vermont Wage Base to Increase for 2012

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VT Govenor Peter Shumlin
VT Govenor Peter Shumlin
Pursuant to legislation passed in 2010, the taxable wage base in Vermont will increase for 2012. The wage base will increase from $13,000 for 2011 to $16,000 for 2012.

Third Consecutive Annual Increase

This is the third consecutive year that the wage base will increase. In 2010, it increased from $8,000 to $10,000 and in 2011 it increased from $10,000 to $13,000.

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July 24, 2011

New Jersey Unemployment Wage Base to Increase To $30,300

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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Harold J. Wirths
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Harold J. Wirths
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has announced the wage base for New Jersey unemployment insurance, temporary disability insurance, and family leave insurance will increase from $29,600 for 2011 to $30,300 for 2012.

2012 Rate Year Rates Increased

As previously reported, the rates for the 2012 rate year are being determined by column D. They had been determined by column C during rate year 2011.

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