COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's minimum wage is going up 10 cents to $7.95 starting on Jan. 1.
The Ohio Department of Commerce on Thursday also said the new minimum for tipped employees will be $3.98 - a 5-cent per hour increase.
The state minimum wage is adjusted annually because of a 2006 voter-approved amendment to the Ohio Constitution. Increases are linked to inflation. The minimum wage jumped 15 cents at the beginning of 2013.
The Consumer Price Index for urban wage earners and clerical workers rose 1.5 percent during the period used to calculate wage increases.
The 2006 changes require wages for non-tipped employees be rounded to the nearest five cents.
The state wage for employees at small companies and 14- and 15-year-olds is tied to the federal minimum wage, which is $7.25.
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