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Governor Cuomo Announces Wage Board to Review “Fast-Food Industry” Minimum Wage

In an op/ed piece appearing in yesterday’s New York Times, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would direct the Commissioner of Labor to convene a new Wage Board “to examine the minimum wage in the fast-food industry” in New York state. The Commissioner’s announcement follows on the heels of a separate op/ed suggesting this … Continue Reading

Democrats Introduce Minimum Wage Increase (Again)

Via the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012 (H.R. 6211), House Democrat George Miller (Calif.) has introduced proposed legislation which would increase the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25/hour to $9.80 over the next three years. This proposal comes on the heels of a letter to President Obama from prominent economists, including Nobel … Continue Reading

Arizona, Florida, Six Other States To Raise Minimum Wage For 2012 (And San Francisco, Too)

The state minimum wage is set to increase in eight states at the start of the new year.  By statute, many states review and revise their respective minimum wage annually, to reflect changes in the cost of living.  San Francisco, one of several municipalities with its own minimum wage law, will also increase its minimum … Continue Reading