Washington has increased its minimum wage from $7.93 per hour to $8.07 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2008. The new Washington minimum wage is included in a Washington labor law poster issued by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.
The minimum wage rate for workers age 14 or 15, which is 85 percent of the Washington minimum wage, will increase from $6.74 to $6.86 per hour on January 1.
The Department of Labor and Industries recalculates the state’s minimum wage each year in September as required by Initiative 688, which was approved by Washington voters in 1998. That law requires an adjustment in the state’s minimum wage every January 1 based on the federal Consumer Price Index.
The revised Washington labor law poster is available at Poster Compliance Center, www.postercompliance.com.