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Minimum wage set to increase Jan. 1

 

Last updated 10/8/2020 at 3:01pm



OLYMPIA – Despite the economic downtown due to coronavirus quarantine orders, the state’s minimum wage is set to increase again Jan. 1.

The state Department of Labor and Industries announced last week that the minimum wage will jump 19 cents, from $13.50 per hour to $13.69.

In addition to the standard minimum wage, the state will allow a training wage to be paid to young workers.

The minimum training wage for workers ages 14-15 will be $11.64 per hour beginning Jan. 1.

That’s an increase of 16 cents per hour from the current $11.48.

State law requires the training wage to be 85% of th...



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