Hawaii Becomes Third State This Year to Adopt a $10.10 Minimum Wage

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Hawaii lawmakers reached an agreement Friday to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2018, according to the National Employment Law Project.

This will make Hawaii the third state after Connecticut and Maryland to raise its minimum wage to $10.10/hour this year. A final concurrence vote in the state House and Senate will take place on Tuesday before the bill is sent to Governor Abercrombie for his signature.

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As of Jan 1, 2014, the federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. Twenty-one states and D.C. have minimum wages above the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour. Four states, Wyoming, Minnesota, Arkansas, and Georgia, have lower minimum wages below the federal wage floor. Currently, Massachusetts has a minimum wage of $8/hour.