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Minimum Wage and Social Security Changes: 2012 HR Compliance

By December 13, 2011 February 19th, 2015 No Comments

iStock_000014996052XSmall2012 Changes To Social Security Rate:

The Social Security Administration announced the employee Social Security rate for 2012 will increase to 6.2% of taxable earnings.

In addition, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax will increase to $110,100.

Minimum Wage Changes:

The following states have announced hourly minimum wage increases effective January 1, 2012:

  • Arizona, to $7.65 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.65 per hour for tipped employees
  • Florida, to $7.67 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.65 per hour for tipped employees
  • Montana, to $7.65 per hour for non-tipped and tipped employees (applies to employers with annual sales exceeding $110,000)
  • Ohio, to $7.70 per hour for non-tipped employees and $3.85 for tipped employees (will apply to employers who gross more than $283,000 per year beginning in 2012)
  • Oregon, to $8.80 per hour for non-tipped and tipped employees
  • Vermont, to $8.46 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.10 for tipped employees
  • State of Washington, to $9.04 per hour for non-tipped and tipped employees.

For more information regarding minimum wages or tip percentages, be sure to visit each state’s website for the most up-to-date information..