The minimum wage is going up in 4 states

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The minimum wage is going up in four states.

Washington state's minimum wage will gradually increase to $13.50 per hour by 2020.

SEE MORE: The Wage Gap Between White And Black Americans Keeps Widening

Maine, Colorado and Arizona voted to boost the minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020.

Washington and Arizona will also give employees paid sick leave.

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Washington state's minimum wage will gradually increase to $13.50 per hour by 2020.

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Colorado voted to boost the minimum wage to $12/hour by 2020

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Arizona voted to boost the minimum wage to $12/hour by 2020

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Maine voted to boost the minimum wage to $12/hour by 2020

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Under the new law, employees in Washington will accrue at least one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked. So a full-time employee could accrue 6.5 days of sick leave over the course of a year.

Arizona employees will earn one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Accruals are capped at five days per year, unless the employer chooses to allow more.

The federal minimum wage is just $7.25, and it's been stuck there since 2009.

California, New York and Washington, D.C., are already increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour — the highest in the country.

New York employees will get $15 per hour by Dec. 31, 2018. Washington, D.C., will reach $15 per hour July 1, 2020, and California will reach $15 per hour on January 1, 2022.

Two states, Wyoming and Georgia, have a minimum wage less than the federal level — just $5.15 per hour. So in those states, the federal minimum wage rate applies.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) speaks in support of raising the minimum wage for the state of New York to $15 per hour on September 10, 2015 in New York City. Biden said he would like to see the federal minimum wage risen to $12 per hour. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Workers who have fought for a raise in the minimum wage celebrate at a political rally where U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced their support to raise the minimum wage for the state of New York to $15 per hour on September 10, 2015 in New York City. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden also said he would like to see the federal minimum wage risen to $12 per hour. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - SEPTEMBER 10: Protesters in support of a $15 an hour minimum wage stand together on September 10, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles are among cities that have adopted a $15 an hour minimum wages. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - SEPTEMBER 7: Douglas Born, of the Southern Mainen Labor Council, speaks at a labor day rally Monday, September 7, 2015 in Portland, Maine. The rally was aimed at honoring striking FairPoint workers and raising awareness of the effort to increase the minimum wage. (Photo by Joel Page/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON D.C., July 22, 2015-- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during a strike rally, demanding to raise the federal minimum wage to 15 dollars per hour on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the United States, on July 22, 2015. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22: Labor leaders, workers and activists attend a rally for a $15 minimum hourly wage on July 22, 2015 in New York City. A panel appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo recommended on Wednesday that the minimum wage be raised for employees of fast-food chain restaurants throughout the state. The panel recommended that the $15 rate be phased in by December 31, 2018 for New York City and by July 1, 2021 for the rest of the state. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JULY 22: A protestor holds a sign in Upper Senate Park during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, to push for a raise to the minimum wage to $15 an hour. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
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