Richmond minimum wage to increase to $16.17 per hour on Jan. 1

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The minimum wage in the City of Richmond will increase to $16.17 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2023.

The minimum wage requirement applies to adult or minor employees who work two or more hours er week for a covered employer. The city’s minimum wage requirement was at $11.52 in 2016 and increased to $15 per hour in 2019. Starting in 2020, the city’s minimum wage began adjusting to reflect cost-of-living increases, per the Department of Labor’s Regional Consumer Price Index.

The minimum was $15.21 in 2021, and is currently $15.54.

For more information, visit the city’s website here.