As we previously reported, several states announced that their minimum wage rates will increase in 2012. Shortly after publishing our previous client alert, Vermont announced its 2012 minimum wage rates.

Effective January 1, 2012, Vermont’s regular minimum wage increases from $8.15 to $8.46 per hour. The minimum wage for tipped employees increases from $3.95 to $4.10 per hour. The maximum tip credit an employer may take increases from $4.20 to $4.36 per hour.