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Washington: Minimum wage increases to $9.53
January 1, 2017
On September 28, 2016, Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries announced that the state’s minimum wage will increase to $9.53 beginning January 1, 2017. The sub-minimum wage for employees under 16 years old will increase to $8.10. Washington’s minimum wage law requires that the Department of Labor and Industries adjust the minimum wage each year equivalent to the percentage increase in the consumer price index for the prior year. The change must be announced by September 30 of each year.
The new minimum wage will take effect on January 1, 2017.
For more information, read Washington Department of Labor and Industries Minimum Wage Notice 2017.