After a Missouri law took effect on Monday, the wage floor in the city was reduced to $7.70 per hour after three months at $10 per hour—the latest case of a state cracking down on a city that had enacted a progressive policy.
A shortage of service workers in some high-cost areas, aging baby boomers’ growing demand for help at home, and minimum wage hikes are likely factors in the uptick.
In a contributed article, National League of Cities' Christiana McFarland outlines how state preemption of local laws may be adding to the wage gap.
States are implementing new laws about worker pay. That will provide plenty of research fodder for economists who can’t seem to agree on whether or not raises are good or bad for workers.
Beyond races for the White House and Congress, voters across the nation are considering a wide variety of state and local proposals and initiatives. Here’s our rundown of what’s important to watch ...
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Many states that raised their minimum wages this year took a cautious approach.
Councilmembers have unanimously approved a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020.
Seattle workers will soon make at lest $15 an hour citywide, and it's turned its attention to on-call scheduling.
Also in our State and Local news digest: Colorado town saved by marijuana; dead dolphins on Gulf Coast; and a New Jersey town’s controversial motto and seal.
A $15 hourly wage may not be a big stretch for employers in areas like San Francisco, but in rural parts of the state, critics fear potential job cuts and forced unemployment.
California announced a deal to reach $15 an hour by 2022, and New York could soon follow.
The state will use a tiered system, based on population density, since rural economies are worse-equipped to sustain big hikes in hourly pay.
A look at how state pay floors will compare to cost of living in each U.S. state next year.
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