Minimum Wage

Worried About Minimum Wage Increases? Here Are 6 Things You'll Want to Watch

This year, the minimum wage will increase in 18 states. Another 20 local municipalities will enact their own minimum wage this year, too.<p>Advertisement<p>…

Social Justice

The Other Ugly Truth About Minimum Wage Hikes

Walmart had good news and bad news for the hundreds of thousands of its employees recently. The good news is that it is hiking the minimum wage it pays them, beating federal government mandates. The bad news is that it is closing dozens of its Sam Club Stores, sending thousands of employees …

Entrepreneurship

What does a $15 minimum wage do to the economy? Economists are starting to find out.

The United States has one of the lowest minimum wages of any advanced democracy in the world. Those low wages are a factor in everything from rising income inequality to high child-poverty rates to high rates of public spending on assistance programs for low-income families.<p>As a result, in recent …

Social Justice

There's a Big Reason Walmart Just Raised Its Minimum Wage to $11. It Has Nothing to Do With Tax Cuts

Hint: It's partly Target's fault.<p>On Thursday, Walmart raised its minimum wage to $11 an hour from $9, citing the trillion-dollar tax cut signed late …

Career Development

Walmart Is Raising Its Minimum Wage to $11 an Hour and Giving Employees a $1,000 Bonus

Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its …

Walmart

FIGHTING AGAINST MINIMUM WAGE ACTIVISTS: Restaurant Workers Form Group To Fight For Tip Credit

Catalyzed by efforts from leftists, including actresses Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, to raise the minimum wage but in the process eliminate the tip …

Conservative View

[Editorial] Minimum wage chaos

The sharply increased minimum wage is generating more negative side effects than anticipated. The government has vowed t

Social Justice

Preparing Your Small Business For Minimum Wage Increases

In many states across the United States, the minimum wage has increased to as much as $15 per hour. While this is good news for employees, it isn’t …

Small Business

As minimum wage increases, could the number of jobs decrease?

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – As minimum wage workers in one state get more in their paychecks this year, some are asking if that could lead to fewer …

Social Justice

Here Comes the Minimum-Wage Increases - The Big Picture

<b>Workers in 18 States Get Minimum-Wage Increases</b> <br>Source: Real Time Economics<p>2018 begins with instant raises for the lowest paid rung of the labor pool …

Oscar Wilde

Former McDonald's CEO: New Year's Minimum Wage Increases Will Hurt New Employee Most

While Americans were celebrating New Year’s, 18 states and 20 localities across the county raised their minimum wages, reducing job opportunities for some of the revelers.California’s minimum wage rose to among the highest in the nation at $11 an hour, with some localities going even higher. …

Opinion

Are minimum wage hikes good or bad for the economy?

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Economy

Minimum wage hikes expected to cut 60,000 jobs by 2019, Bank of Canada says

OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada estimates there will be about 60,000 fewer jobs by 2019 due to the increases in minimum wages across the country, but …

Economy

18 States Just Raised the Minimum Wage

This is great news for workers and their families.<p>Here's some good news to start the year: Eighteen U.S. states kicked off 2018 by raising the minimum wage for nearly 4.5 million Americans. Ranging from a 4 cent boost in Alaska to a $1 increase in Maine, it marks a small but significant victory for …

Social Justice

Ontario's minimum wage hike forced me to up my prices: Small business owner

Ontario increased its minimum wage to $14/hour and some small business owners say it's forcing them to increase prices to absorb the cost. BNN speaks …

Economy

All you need to know about Ontario's minimum wage hike

Ontario minimum wage workers can officially begin raking in their $14 an hour this Tuesday, on the first non-holiday since the province put the …

Economy

Minimum Wage Increases Across Colorado

<b>DENVER (CBS4)</b>– Colorado’s new minimum wage law is in effect for 2018.The minimum wage has increased from $9.30 to $10.20. Voters approved the …

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Salaries & Wages

New changes to the workplace for Washington workers, including minimum wage boost

Washingtonians are ringing in the new year with a couple of changes in the workplace, including a pay raise. For full-time minimum wage workers that …

Portland, OR

2018's New Minimum Wages Come with a Cost

In a 2014 letter written by the <i>Economic Policy Institute (EPI)</i> to President Obama and congressional leaders in support of an increase in the federal …

Social Justice

Minimum wage increase now in effect for New York

The second increase in New York state's minimum wage rate is now in effect.<p>The minimum wage in Upstate New York rose from $9.70 to $10.40.<p>The hike is …

Buffalo

CFIB doesn't want $15 minimum wage in Quebec, fears job loses in Ontario

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) doesn’t want to see Quebec imitate Ontario, which will raise the minimum wage to $15 an …

Quebec

Ohio minimum wage goes up as new year begins

CLEVELAND -- About 150,000 minimum wage workers across the state get a pay raise starting today.Ohio's new minimum is $8.30 an hour, up from $8.15 …

Cleveland

Minimum Wage Raises Coming To 18 States On New Year’s Day

Some hikes are less than a quarter an hour. But when you're making minimum wage, every penny counts.<p>Minimum wage workers in 18 states will get a pay hike next week when higher wage floors go into effect around the country for 2018.<p>With the federal minimum wage remaining just $7.25 per hour, more …

Business

Minimum wage increases expected in 18 states in January

Beginning on January 1, workers in a large number of cities and states across the nation should expect a pay bump as new minimum wage policies go into effect.<p>Eighteen states and 20 cities are scheduled to raise minimum wages on the first day of the New Year, according to the National Employment Law …

Business

Minimum wage would be £26,000 if rate matched rises in bosses' pay, union claims

The national minimum wage would be £26,000 if it had risen at the same rate as chief executives’ pay over the last two decades, new analysis suggests.<p>…

Social Justice

The $15 Minimum Wage Movement Is Winning, And That's Bad News For Cashiers

The $15 minimum wage movement is winning. State and cities across America are racing to hike the minimum wage towards the elusive $15-mark—with 18 states and 20 cities to hike the minimum wage by January 1st.<p>On the surface, that’s good news for those who earn the minimum wage, like cashiers, …

Entrepreneurship

Millions of American workers are getting a small raise on Jan. 1 – VICE News

2018 will bring a modest pay bump for about 4.5 million American workers, thanks to minimum-wage increases across the country.<p>Eighteen states are bumping up their minimum wage this week, which the Economic Policy Institute estimates will result in $5 billion more per year in workers’ pockets. …

Social Justice

Minimum wage workers get 1.85% hourly raise

Florida workers who earn minimum wage get a 1.85 percent hourly raise to start the new year.<p>The state’s minimum wage will increase to $8.25 an hour …

Business

Ontario businesses raise prices, consider cutting staff as minimum wage increases

TORONTO – Ontario’s new $14 per hour minimum wage does not take effect until Jan. 1, but Chris Stevens has already taken steps to ensure his …

Economy