Minimum Wage

Women and immigrants gain most from minimum wage

Adequate welfare and tackling joblessness remain necessary tools for tackling poverty<p>Fri, Nov 17, 2017, 06:00<p>The proposal in the late 1990s to …

Social Justice

What Florida’s living wage amendment will look like

TALLAHASSEE — With just 38 words, Florida Democratic donor and medical marijuana godfather John Morgan wants voters to jack up the state’s minimum wage eventually to $15 hourly under a draft of the constitutional amendment he’s proposing.<p>“We’re going to get this on the ballot and it’s going to pass …

Social Justice

$15 minimum wage consultations begin with B.C.’s Fair Wages Commission on Thursday

The three-week long consultation phase on the minimum wage by B.C.’s Fair Wages Commission kicks off in Abbotsford on Thursday.<p><b>READ MORE: BC NDP</b> …

Economy

B.C.’s Fair Wages Commission kicks off $15 minimum wage consultations

B.C.’s Fair Wages Commission begins three weeks of consultations Thursday, asking the public how they think a $15 minimum wage should be …

Kelowna

The $15-an-hour minimum wage emerges as key in 2018 election

The $15-an-hour minimum wage is emerging as the first major issue of the spring election campaign.<p>News07:59 AM by Robert Benzie Toronto StarHamilton …

Canadian News

Opinion: Montreal city workers deserve a living wage

Montreal is a city to be proud of and is unique in many ways in Quebec. Unfortunately, one way in which we stand out is our very high poverty rate. …

Canadian News

Here's what economists are saying about Australia's latest wage report

Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage<p>Wage growth, or lack thereof, remains a major concern in Australia.<p>According to data released by the ABS today, hourly …

Economy

A $15 Minimum Wage Endangers Our Most Precious Natural Resource: Rich Kids

Call your mom, kiss your significant other, and curl up into a ball as the sad violin music from <i>Titanic</i> plays: Economists are warning that raising …

Fashion

$15-an-hour minimum wage? Not so fast, Tories say

An Ontario Progressive Conservative government would delay the $15-an-hour minimum wage until the year 2022.<p>The Kathleen Wynne government is raising …

Canadian News

Deliveroo wins legal right not to give riders minimum wage or holiday pay

ES News Email<p>​Deliveroo riders have been ruled as self-employed.<p>The announcement came in the latest case involving the employment rights of workers …

Uber

Ontario hotels, restaurants 'approaching disaster' with minimum wage hikes: Industry leader

Ontario’s hospitality businesses are “approaching a disaster” in the face of coming minimum wage hikes, according to an industry leader.<p>Tony Elenis, …

Business (Canada)

Australian wages disappoint again, and the dollar takes it badly

Australian wages rose by less than expected last quarter, with even a mandated jump in the minimum wage failing to lift workers' pay across the …

Economy

Ontario small businesses to receive tax relief ahead of election

The Ontario government is offering a tax cut to small-business owners worried about an upcoming hike in the minimum wage and is warning that the housing market will slow down over the next year as the provincial Liberals prepare their bid for re-election.<p>Finance Minister Charles Sousa promised a …

Canada

Weak wage growth continues despite large minimum wage increase

Wage growth has lifted only marginally from record annual lows of 1.9 per cent to 2 per cent, despite end of year pay rises and a big increase in the …

Economy

Reevely: Ontario’s small biz gets a Liberal bonbon, but opposition says it won’t make up for the minimum-wage hike

The Ontario government is cutting taxes on small businesses and subsidizing companies that hire young workers, compensation for an imminent hike to …

Canadian News

A higher minimum wage could lead to fewer rich kids

Critics of a $15 per hour minimum wage—as advocated by Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party, and soon to be implemented in California and New York—point to the standard’s unintended consequences: fewer jobs, higher prices, and more workers replaced by robots.<p>It could also have another unexpected …

Social Justice

Ontario offers relief for small businesses

TORONTO — Ontario will slash small business taxes and offer millions in incentives aimed at easing the transition to an increasing minimum wage as …

Canadian News

Ontario small businesses get a tax cut only months before election

Corporate tax rate on first $500K of profit trimmed to 3.5%, down 1 percentage point<p>With companies up in arms over a looming hike to Ontario's …

Canada

Ontario fiscal update expected to deliver relief for small businesses

TORONTO — The Ontario government is expected to announce relief for small businesses today in a bid to help ease the transition to the province’s …

Canadian News

San Diego takes action against restaurant for allegedly deceptive minimum-wage surcharge

City Attorney Mara Elliott has filed San Diego’s first legal action against a restaurant for adding an allegedly deceptive menu surcharge to help …

California

Great Expectations? A Rant About Tipping in America

<b>The Issue of Tipping</b><p>When it comes to tipping, there are as many opinions as there are cultures, so the subject almost always stirs some controversy. …

Minnesota Chamber sues Mpls. over $15 minimum wage

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce is taking the city of Minneapolis to court over the $15 minimum wage, saying the ordinance conflicts with state law.

21st Century

Local restaurant raises base wages to $16 says others easily can, too

A Centretown restaurant is boosting base wages for its kitchen crew to $16 an hour, a move that will affect half-a-dozen staff while making a …

Canadian News

UK employment tribunal says Uber drivers are entitled to basic protections such as minimum wage and vacation pay

LONDON (AP) — UK employment tribunal says Uber drivers are entitled to basic protections such as minimum wage and vacation pay.

Business

The U.K. just demanded that Uber pay its drivers minimum wage. Uber still wants to fight it.

Uber just suffered another blow.<p>The beleaguered ride-hailing company — which lost its CEO to a sexual harassment scandal earlier this year — just …

Uber

Gender Pay Gap: What Are Your Rights?

Women 'work for free' for two months of the year.<p>Friday 10 November is Equal Pay Day - but despite the Equal Pay Act of 1970, women continue to earn …

Gender

Province proposes to expand personal emergency leave, end need for doctor's note

Ontario’s minister of labour was in Ottawa on Wednesday to speak about increased workers’ rights under the province’s proposed Fair Workplaces, …

Canadian News

Nigeria's Labour Groups Accuse Govt of Delaying Mimimum Wage

Nigeria Approves New Committee to Fix Minimum Wage<p>The Federal Executive Council has approved the setting up of a 29-member national committee to …

Economics

Making sense of the dollars in Ottawa's draft budget

Take a closer look at how the city plans to spend your money in 2018<p>The City of Ottawa's 2018 draft budget, unveiled Wednesday, calls for a two per …

Parks and Recreation

The Curse of Econ 101

When it comes to basic policy questions such as the minimum wage, introductory economics can be more misleading than it is helpful.<p>In a rich, post-industrial society, where most people walk around with supercomputers in their pockets and a person can have virtually anything delivered to his or her …

Social Justice