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Minimum wage in Ohio going to $7.85 an hour Jan. 1

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The minimum wage in Ohio will increase by 15 cents to $7.85 an hour starting Jan. 1.

The Ohio Department of Commerce announced the hike Friday and says for employees who receive tips, the new minimum will increase to $3.85.

According to The (Toledo) Blade, the new minimum wage rates will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $288,000.

The 2012 rates apply to business with gross receipts of $283,000 annually.

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