What You Need to Know About Nebraska’s Minimum Wage

What You Need to Know About Nebraska’s Minimum Wage
Browse this comprehensive guide to the Nebraska minimum wage, including exemptions, projections, and other information for small business owners.
by Tiffany Walden Nov 06, 2023 — 1 min read
What You Need to Know About Nebraska’s Minimum Wage

The minimum wage rate varies from state to state. So it’s important to understand the minimum wage rates and laws for the state you and your employees call home.

In Nebraska, there are quite a few things to keep in mind when it comes to compensating your workers. That’s why we’ve created this guide, just for you, to stay up to date with what’s going on with the Nebraska minimum.

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What is the minimum wage in Nebraska?

The state minimum wage in Nebraska will rise from $10.50 per hour to $12.00 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2024. In November 2022, Initiative Measure 433 passed with 58.19% of the vote, bringing a plan to eventually raise the state minimum wage up to $15 per hour.

Are there plans to change the minimum wage beyond 2024?

Initiative Measure 433 comes with the following increases to the minimum wage going forward:

From there, the consumer price index will determine future raises.

How should small business owners prepare for changes to the minimum wage?

Your business doesn’t have to take a big hit during any possible increase in the Nebraska minimum wage. Here are some ways to prepare for any future changes in the minimum wage:


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Tiffany Walden
Tiffany Walden is a contributor at Square where she covers everything from the importance of mentorship for minority entrepreneurs to how business owners can use technology to combat challenges within their respective industries.


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