Minimum wage increase in Massachusetts takes effect

BOSTON — Hundreds of thousands of workers in Massachusetts will get a raise when the state’s minimum wage increases this weekend.

The state’s minimum wage will rise from $14.25 to $15 an hour on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. The increase will mark the last of five annual increases laid out in legislation passed in 2018.

The sub-minimum wage for tipped workers will also rise from $6.15 to $6.75 an hour.

Minimum wage increases over the last four years raised the wages of about 840,000 workers, or about a quarter of the state’s workforce, according to the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center.

Raise Up Massachusetts noted that about one in five children in the Commonwealth live in households that have benefited from the increases.

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