April 12, 2013
On May 1, 2013, the minimum wage will be increased by $0.25 an hour to $10.15 an hour. At the same time, the minimum wage rate payable to employees receiving tips will be increased by $0.20 an hour to $8.75 an hour. The rate payable to employees in certain sectors of the clothing industry will increase from $9.90 an hour to $10.15 an hour. In the agricultural sector, the minimum wage applicable to pickers of small fruit paid according to yield will increase from $2.91 to $2.98 per kilogram for raspberry pickers, and from $0.77 to $0.79 per kilogram for strawberry pickers.