As 2018 approaches, there are some important changes in employment legislation to be aware of. Some states and cities are implementing new minimum wage rates in 2018. Some take effect January 1, while others change mid-year.

These changes apply to nonexempt employees. As a reminder, a nonexempt employee is one who does not meet the Fair Labor Standards Act requirement to be exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements.

In some areas employers may be able to count tips an employee receives toward the minimum wage. In those areas, if the direct wage an employer pays an employee plus tips equal the minimum wage, an employer’s minimum wage obligation has been met. If not, the employer must pay the employee the difference.

Utah is not experiencing a change in minimum wage. Here are some states that are:

Click here to find out if the states your employees work in will experience minimum wage rate changes in 2018.