State minimum wage increases to $8.67 for 2011

January 13, 2011

NEW — 5:45 p.m. Jan. 13, 2011

The state minimum wage increases 12 cents to $8.67 per hour for 2011.

The minimum wage applies to workers in agricultural and nonagricultural jobs, though 14- and 15-year-old employees may be paid 85 percent of the adult minimum wage, or $7.37 per hour.

The state Department of Labor & Industries adjusts the minimum wage each year in September as required by Initiative 688.

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