minimum wage

Tentative Deal Reached for California's $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

A tentative deal was reached by the Californian government over a statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour. No specific information has been conveyed yet but labor unions will pursue their initiatives. Gov. Jerry Brown and his advisers are still debating about the wage increase that would mean an additional expenditure for the government as it already pays for the worker's services for the disabled.

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14 US states will increase minimum wage in 2016

The majority of states in the United States including major cities will implement new minimum wage rate starting this year as workers continue to strike and demanding a better payment. Workers have been under pressure lately as the cost of living continues to increase yet their minimum wage remains the same.

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Shake Shack mulls price hike in 2016

One of the US fastest growing fast food chains, Shake Shack announces that the company will increase its menu prices again by 2016. The announcement was made by the company's CEO, Rany Garutti to investors citing that it is preparing for a minimum wage hike by next year.

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Cuomo increases Basic Minimum Wage for NY State Workers to $15 an hour

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday that he would increase minimum wage to $15 for all state workers in New York. According to The New York Times this minimum wage hike makes the New York the first state to put the pay this high for the public employees.

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Gravity Payments CEO sells assets, mortgages house after raising minimum wage to $70,000

In his egalitarian move to pay employees a $70,000 minimum wage, Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price has now been forced to mortgage his house and sell his investments as a reserve for the payments processing company.

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UK firms put to shame for escaping minimum wage laws

The British government has publicly announced a list of 115 business firms that are not adhering the minimum wages act. As per the National Minimum Wages (NMW) norms, these companies together owe about £389,000 ($598,500), according to the UK government. One fashion company, the Monsoon Accessorize topped the list among offenders. The UK government has decided to take action against them and may order them to reimburse their employees. It could also attract imposition of a fine for the offenders. The UK government will introduce a new National Living Wage in April 2016.

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Berkeley's wage rose to $19 by 2020

Berkeley's wage is set to rise to $19 by the year 2020, however, business owners oppose the proposal saying it will put their business at risk a that will eventually lead to closure. While activists and unions struggle for a $15 wage hike, Berkeley ha a proposal of $19 per hour by the year 2020. This would offer workers more of a living wage.

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Business groups disappointed over new Federal labor ruling that gives contract workers more bargaining power

Business groups criticized the decision of the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday for companies and subcontractors to unionize low-wage service sector employees.

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Home Care Workers Extra Compensation, But From Whose Pocket?

Many home health workers and other direct care workers will have the best day of their lives because they are going to have a raise. What drives this wage increase include union assertive campaigns, bountiful state minimum wage laws, an authoritative court decision on Friday and most significant is demand growth for paid home care by consumers.

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Abercrombie & Fitch ends 'on-call' shift in all of its outlets in the U.S. starting September

Abercrombie & Fitch confirmed it would end on-call scheduling to its employees on September in response to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's letter regarding the 'illegal' irregular work shift.

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New Yorkers thumbs up to $15 per hour wage increase

New Yorkers see no problem in paying more for fast food items just so fast food workers can earn more. Last month, the New York State's wage board approved the much controversial $15 per hour minimum wage for fast food workers and such wage increase would mean an increase of 4.3% in fast food prices.

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Not a quick fix: A raise in fast-food hourly wages to $15 leads to 4% increase of product prices- study

Minimum wage increase has been a lingering issue in most economies. Part of the battle is determining its effects; however, shortly after Seattle began implementing $15 per hour minimum wage, a new study emerged focusing on increased product prices.

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New York moves to raise state minimum wage to $15 for fast-food workers

New York moved on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour by the end of 2018 in New York City and by mid-2021 in the rest of the state.

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Los Angeles mayor signs $15/hour minimum wage hike into law

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Saturday signed a law hiking the city’s minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 by 2020, an increase that will affect hundreds of thousands of workers.

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Los Angeles gives preliminary approval to $15 minimum wage

The Los Angeles City Council gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 for companies with more than 25 employees, while giving smaller businesses an extra year to meet that benchmark

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