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A minimum wage increase leads to reductions in illness-related absences

A new study finds that a $1 increase in the minimum wage translates to a six-hour reduction in absenteeism per worker per year. Better wages mean better health.

Alaska will no longer allow workers with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage

As of Friday, Alaskan businesses will no longer be allowed to pay disabled workers less than the minimum wage, which is currently $9.84 an hour. “Workers who experience disabilities are valued members of Alaska’s workforce,” said the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development Acting Commissioner Greg Cashen, in a press release. “They deserve minimum wage […]

Minimum Wage Laws Grossly Underenforced, Politico Reports

From Marianne Levine, Behind the Minimum Wage Fight, a Sweeping Failure to Enforce the Law, Politico 2/18/18: As Democrats make raising the minimum wage a centerpiece of their 2018 campaigns, and Republicans call for states to handle the issue, both...

This Former NFL Player Is Running on a Progressive Agenda to Flip a Red District in Texas

Former linebacker Colin Allred is hoping to take out Republican Rep. Pete Sessions by campaigning on Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and automatic voter registration. When it comes to Texas, for many years national political pundits...Show More Summary

Pressure mounts on Mexico to raise minimum wage

Human rights advocates say the current minimum wage, less than $5 a day, condemns millions to a life of poverty.

New Minimum Wage Laws Will Hurt Small Businesses, Study Says

An exclusive study for The Daily Caller News Foundation shows some projections on the new minimum wage laws impact on job growth. Get the details after the jump.

The Tipped Minimum Wage Is Fueling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants

“When you reduce the power imbalance by giving women … the full minimum wage … a woman has greater power, greater agency, and doesn’t have to put up with everything.” The post The Tipped Minimum Wage Is Fueling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants appeared first on Rewire.

Wage and hour roundup

“The biggest question from Friday’s disappointing Canadian employment report is how much can be traced to Ontario’s sharp minimum wage increase last month.” [Theophilos Argitis and Erik Hertzberg, Bloomberg] Decline in teen employment...Show More Summary

Does North Dakota Need a Minimum Wage Hike to $15 Per Hour?

(Special to The Forum) Over the weekend we got news that a group of citizens is preparing a ballot measure that would increase North Dakota’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over the course of three years. Currently North Dakota’s minimum wage is at $7.25 per hour, so this proposed measure would roughly double that. Show More Summary

UNEXPECTEDLY! Ontario sheds 59,300 part-time jobs in January as new $14 minimum wage begins: Ontar…

UNEXPECTEDLY! Ontario sheds 59,300 part-time jobs in January as new $14 minimum wage begins: Ontario Economic Development Minister Steven Del Duca denies wage hike behind job losses. Well, of course he does.

Fast-food workers pressing for $15 minimum wage, tie fight to civil rights

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DETROIT — A long campaign to raise wages for fast-food workers to $15 an hour is tying its fight to historical fights for civil rights as protesters plan to rally in Detroit and other cities nationwide on Monday — 50 years after the Memphis sanitation strike.... The post Fast-food workers pressing...

Fleeing Venezuelans find work cutting Valentine roses in Colombia

CHIA, Colombia (Reuters) - As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate Valentine's Day with flowers, many of those blooms will be picked and packaged by Venezuelan migrants working for a minimum wage after fleeing violence and economic collapse in their South American homeland.

CVS to raise minimum wage of workers

Drugstore chain to use corporate tax windfall to boost hourly pay. Angela Moore reports.        

CVS boosts hourly minimum wage to $11 after tax cut

CVS is raising its minimum wage to effectively match recent moves at Walmart and Target.        

UNEXPECTEDLY! New Minimum Wage Laws Will Eliminate More Than 260,000 Jobs in 2018. If only there …

UNEXPECTEDLY! New Minimum Wage Laws Will Eliminate More Than 260,000 Jobs in 2018. If only there were some kind of easy-to-understand relationship between price and demand, maybe do-gooders wouldn’t keep making the same mistakes.

Why I’m not impressed by January’s 2.9% YoY wage growth

Why I’m not impressed by January’s 2.9% YoY wage growth I wanted to follow up on why I dissented Friday from the near-consensus take that workers finally got a nice raise, with many citing hikes in the minimum wage. As you may recall, the YoY% change in the average hourly earnings of all employees rose 2.9% […]

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • How Active Managers Are Fighting Back (Institutional Investor) • The effects of 137 minimum wage hikes, in one chart (Wonkblog) see also 6 Reasons That Pay Has Lagged Behind U.S. Job Growth (New...Show More Summary

Trump's Jobs-for-Medicaid Scheme Is Based on Warped Logic—Here's What Might Actually Work Instead

Click here for reuse options! A Job Guarantee would offer a job to any American who was ready and willing to work at the federal minimum wage. Earlier this year, the Trump administration said it would support state efforts to require...Show More Summary

NFL Cheerleader Pay: This Super Bowl, Let’s Remember The Ultimate Wage Gap

When you’re working for an industry as lucrative as professional American football, is minimum wage enough? As the Super Bowl kicks off on Sunday, with its half billion in ad revenue and tickets priced at a minimum of $3,600, let’s take a moment to remember the cheerleaders and how little money they make. Read Full Story

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