New Year Means Updates to Minimum Wage/Ag Overtime

The start of a new year means that minimum wage and agricultural overtime pay scales are being updated.  The current changes to minimum wage are as follows; for employers with 25 employees or less the minimum wage is now $13.00/hour, employers with 26 or more employees will see an increase in minimum wage to $14.00/hour. Minimum wage increases are set to continue for the next two years, ultimately stopping at the beginning of 2023 at $15.00/hour.

Shifting to pay requirements for agricultural overtime applicability, Ag Overtime was initiated through Senate Bill 1066.  Starting this year, overtime pay is triggered after 8.5 hours per day, or 45 hours per week, for employers with 26 or more employees.  It should be noted that employers with 25 employees or less do not trigger the agricultural overtime requirements until the start of 2022.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Association.