Richmond minimum wage to increase on Jan. 1

Richmond minimum wage to increase to $17.20 per hour on Jan. 1
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The minimum wage in Richmond is set to increase from $16.17 per hour to $17.20 per hour starting Jan. 1.

The minimum wage requirement applies to adult and minor employees who work two or more hours a 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 annually to reflect cost-of-living increases, per the Department of Labor’s Regional Consumer Price Index.

Businesses that do not abide by the wage requirement are subject to civic lawsuits from employees. The city says it will investigate and enforce possible violations. 

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