Employers in Ohio must conform with these state rules regarding the minimum wage paid to employees.
The minimum wage rate in Ohio for 2014 is $7.95 per hour ($7.85 per hour for 2013).
The minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour for employees of employers having gross annual receipts of $292,000 or less for 2014 ($288,000 or less for 2013) and for youth under the age of 16.
Not covered by the minimum wage rate are:
- employees of the United States
- babysitters and live-in companions
- people who deliver newspapers to the consumer
- outside salespersons
- executive, administrative and professional employees
- certain agricultural employees
- employees of charitable hospitals
- police and fire fighters
- students working part-time or on a seasonal basis for a political subdivision
- children's nonprofit camp and recreational employees
An exception also applies to certain employers with state licenses that authorize the payment of a lower wage rate to individuals with mental or physical disabilities that may adversely affect their opportunity for employment.