Minimum Wage

Michigan approves petition form for minimum wage initiative

Michigan election officials have approved the petition form for a group wanting to raise the state's minimum wage and eliminate a smaller wage paid …

Business

Ontario's minimum-wage hike likely to threaten jobs outside Toronto area: study

Ontario's planned minimum-wage hike to $15 per hour is likely to threaten a disproportionate number of jobs in areas outside of the Toronto region, according to a new study from the Fraser Institute.<p>The study from the non-partisan think tank found that the closer a minimum wage gets to an area's …

Business

Some Iowa businesses pledge to keep $10.10 minimum wage

Some businesses in an eastern Iowa county are pledging to retain a $10.10 base wage for their employees, despite the Legislature nullifying the local …

Business

Minimum wage hike will mean spike in unemployment: Study

The Ontario government’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in 2019 — a whopping 32% increase from where it currently sits at $11.40 — …

Canadian News

$12 minimum wage proposal gets green light from Michigan Board of Canvassers

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>An estimated 700 people demonstrated for higher wages for lower paid workers.<p>LANSING — Organizers of a petition drive to raise …

Detroit

Ontario heading into ‘uncharted waters’ with $15 minimum wage, study warns

The war of minimum wage studies rages on in Canada, with the Fraser Institute the latest to predict unintended and uneven consequences that could …

Canadian News

Women more likely than men to be underpaid, but are less likely to complain about it

Women are more likely than men to be underpaid but are less likely to complain about it, a new report has highlighted.<p>Two thirds (62pc) of workers aged 25 and over paid less than the minimum wage of £7.50 an hour are female, HMRC found as part of its investigations into minimum wage …

Massachusetts Lawmakers To Hear Proposal For $15 Minimum Wage

BOSTON (AP) — Supporters of legislation that would gradually raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $15 an hour are preparing to make their case …

Does a Minimum Wage Hurt Businesses?

<p>THERE ARE plenty of countries around the globe that have introduce the minimum wage. At its heart is the desire to protect low paid workers and …

Women 'more likely to be paid less than minimum wage'

<b>Women make up the majority of workers whose employers fail to pay them the minimum wage, according to a report.</b><p>The Low Pay Commission - which advises the government on minimum wage levels - says women are also the least likely to complain about underpayment.<p>The Commission's figures suggest that two …

Human Geography

Liberals need to do homework on minimum wage

I was the kind of student who liked to just wing it. To get up to give a presentation in front of the class, start talking and really get on a roll. …

Canadian News

Cooper: Minimum wage is the start

I wasn’t shocked that NDP MLA and leadership candidate Ryan Meili proposed a $15 minimum wage. It will be interesting in the days ahead to hear not …

Canadian News

Higher Minimum Wage Laws Might Make You Sick

This news may not sit well with hipster foodies in the Pacific Northwest.<p>In a classic case of good intentions paving the way to hell, it appears that …

Conservative View

Would you be willing to work 34.2 years for an iPhone X?

With the unveiling of three brand-new iPhone models released on Tuesday, consumers were quick to jump online and share their thoughts about their (more than) exorbitant prices. UK Software engineer, Felipe Schmitt took this opportunity to develop The real cost of an iPhone, a website providing …

Accurate

On minimum wage, Notley NDP out-lefts the Left Coast

You know you’re really far left when you are further left than the new NDP government in B.C., and Alberta’s Notley government is even further left …

Canadian News

What N.J. thinks of hiking minimum wage, legalizing pot

TRENTON -- A new poll shows a majority of New Jersey voters approve of increasing the state's minimum wage, legalizing marijuana and requiring …

New Jersey

Raise for employees, price hike for customers: Toronto business owner implements $14 minimum wage

Owner of True North Climbing says it's important for employees to have a livable wage<p>Instead of waiting for the Ontario government to implement a $14 …

Toronto

What An Average Household Makes In Massachusetts

Are you over or under the median income according to new U.S. Census data released this week?

Social Justice

Stale, misguided, divisive: $15 minimum wage can't win elections

Is the minimum wage a winning "wedge" issue? The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) certainly thinks so.<p>Recently, the union announced plans …

U.S. Congress

Minimum wage in B.C. boosted by 50 cents to $11.35 per hour

The increase, originally announced back in August, officially comes into effect today<p>Changes to B.C.'s minimum wage come into effect today, with an …

British Columbia

Minimum wage in B.C. goes up 50 cents today

The new NDP government announced in August that they would carry through with the wage increase promised by the previous Liberal government.

British Columbia

Seattle's Minimum Wage Increase Resulted In Restaurants Being Less Clean

A new study has determined that the higher minimum wage in Seattle doesn't just have a negative impact on jobs, it also has a negative impact on …

Conservative View

States flexing their power, just as our Founders intended

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>What is the state of our republic today? If you look at the dark clouds over Washington, D.C., where both presidential and …

Government

$15 an Hour Minimum Wage Might Come Faster Than Expected

Removal of 2021 deadline means upcoming wage commission has more flexibility on timing, argues Green Party leader Andrew Weaver.

Canadian News

Watch This Burger Flipping Robot Do Everything but Demand a Minimum Wage Hike

While do-gooders in Congress, state houses, or city council chambers around the country promise more money for unskilled jobs, economic reality is …

Conservative View

Insane: Virginia Candidate Wants A $26.80 Minimum Wage

Oh, here we go with the minimum wage stuff again. And more proof that the $15/hour initiative really isn’t the end of the road. Frankly, Republicans …

Conservative View

Letter: Indexing an $11/hour minimum wage in N.L. is a terrible idea

A job posting is seen on the sign outside a Newfoundland business<p>©Laura Yorke Photo<p>This statement may seem odd coming from the Newfoundland and …

Canadian News

California's housing costs are driving its No. 1 poverty ranking

<i>High housing costs are the main driver of California's poverty rate, experts say.; Credit: Tim McGarry via Flickr</i>Josie HuangNew figures from the U.S. …

Housing

Reevely: Minimum wage hike will hurt some people who need help most, finance watchdog says

Raising Ontario’s minimum wage will cost 50,000 jobs and much of the money meant to help working poor people will end up in the hands of the …

Canadian News

Pay workers more and they’ll work harder, business group says

Hamiltonian Damin Starr is one of several Ontario entrepreneurs attending a conference aimed at building the economy who made an argument not …

Canadian News