The Pacific Northwest has been on the front line of the minimum wage increase movement. Both Oregon’s and Washington’s minimum wage increased effective January 1, 2015 – along with 20 other states and the District of Columbia.
Now comes the time for questions commonly asked during minimum wage adjustments. What do I do with my other positions? Do I adjust their pay?
In other words, even if you don’t have anyone paid at the minimum wage level, the shift can impact other hourly-paid positions, especially those with hourly rates a few dollars higher than minimum wage. Now is a good to time conduct a compensation analysis to review wage and salary levels for both your nonexempt and exempt positions. A review will help you stay on top of the wage pressures that can impact employee recruiting and retention.
From the low-end $7.50/hour in Arkansas to D.C.’s chart-topping $10.50/hour, click on this Inquisitir article to view the nation’s new 2015 minimum wages.