Minimum wage in MO to increase to $12 per hour

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(KBSI) – Missouri’s minimum wage is set to increase to $12 per hour effective January 1, 2023.

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage rate for 2023 has been established, according to state law, at $12 per hour, effective January 1, 2023. The minimum wage in Missouri for 2022 is $11.15.

Proposition B was approved by Missouri voters on November 6, 2018.  The minimum wage will increase 85 cents per hour each year through 2023. All private businesses are required to pay at a minimum, the $12 hourly rate, except retail and service businesses whose gross annual sales are less than $500,000.

Missouri’s minimum wage law does not apply to public employers, nor does it allow the state’s minimum wage rate to be lower than the federal minimum wage rate.

Compensation for tipped employees must also total at least $12 per hour. Employers are required to pay tipped employees at least 50 percent of the minimum wage, plus any amount necessary to bring the employee’s total compensation to a minimum of $12 per hour.

Visit labor.mo.gov/DLS/MinimumWage to learn more about the the minimum wage history in Missouri.

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