December is not the shortest month of the year, but it always seems to go by the fastest.
And with holidays and vacations, not to mention employees working remotely, it’s not unusual for matters to be put off until the new year — or for a project or two to fall through the cracks.
Often times, there are no real consequences if a project gets pushed off into the new year.
But that’s not the case with new state or local wage-hour laws.
As reflected in the charts below, minimum wages increased in dozens of states and localities when the new year rang in on January 1, 2022 – and exempt salary thresholds also increased in some states effective January 1, 2022.