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Utah to see increase in minimum wage

Utah to see increase in minimum wage

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Labor Commission announced Wednesday it will adopt the new federal minimum wage law.

Effective July 24, Utah's minimum wage will increase to $7.25 an hour.

According to Robyn Barkdull of the Utah Labor Commission, this is the third scheduled 70 cent increase since 2007, when the minimum wage increased from $5.15 an hour to $5.85. In 2008, that rate increased again to $6.55 an hour.

Commissioner Sherrie Hayashi says the state must review the Utah minimum wage law whenever a change occurs in the federal minimum wage law.

The new law won't affect tipped employees. Their hourly wage will remain at $2.13. The training wage of $4.25 an hour for minor employees during their first 90 days of employment will also remain the same.

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