Saturday, 19 October, 2019

Minimum Wages Rising In 20 States And Several Cities

The Missouri state minimum wage will increase from $7.85 an hour to $8.60 after voters approved Proposition B in November What you should know about NY minimum wage increase on Dec. 31
Russell Knight | 01 January, 2019, 08:27

For Long Island and Westchester County employees, the pay floor will be $12 an hour, up from $11. Amid a strong backlash from the business sector, the government made a decision to include hours of paid rest in working hours when calculating the minimum wage.

However, the idea is annual increases will happen for the rest of the state until the rate reaches $15 an hour for minimum wage and $10 for tipped wage.

The $15 minimum wage will be in effect for New York City fast-food workers, too. Few are there yet, but many states have ratcheted up wages through phased-in laws and adjustments for inflation.

"There's no big pot of money out there to get the money out of" for the required pay raises, Wiggins said.

And as New Jersey's new minimum rate notches in at $8.85, or 41 percent lower than the Big Apple's, CT is standing pat at $10.10 hourly. Wages and tips combined must equal at least the minimum wage.

All told, come December 31 or January 1, 20 states and 23 localities nationwide will hike the minimum wage.

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The popularity of minimum wage increases with voters has sometimes led to battles between voters and legislatures, as well as between states and smaller communities within them. A local ordinance raised the minimum wage to as much as $11 an hour in 2015, then as much as $13 in 2016, depending on the size of the employer and whether it provided health insurance.

Minimum-wage workers in NY will get to ring in the new year with a raise. But from an employer's point of view, a minimum wage increases is rarely good news.

Rather than boosting the minimum wage, McCarty said the state should invest in training programs that prepare workers for more skilled jobs. Some have repeatedly raised their rates. That gain generally went to those who already had been working more hours while those who had been working less saw no significant change in their overall earnings.

According to the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a nonprofit pushing for better pay, the list includes Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and Washington state.

"It may not have motivated every lawmaker to agree that we should go to $15", David Cooper, senior economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, told the Associated Press.

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