Bill Would Increase N.H.'s Minimum Wage to $9.50 By 2019

Jan 19, 2016

Credit NHPR Staff

A proposal to increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2019 goes before a House committee Tuesday.

The bill would re-establish a state a minimum wage, setting it at $8.25 next year.

New Hampshire lawmakers repealed the state’s minimum wage in 2011, and the state has since deferred to the federal minimum wage of $7.25.

That’s the lowest minimum wage in New England.

The bill going before the House Labor committee Tuesday would increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage again in 2018 to $9 an hour, and once again in 2019 to $9.55 an hour.

The bill would also amend the minimum rate at which tipped employees are paid, setting their base wage at $4 an hour.