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Minimum Wages To Rise On Both Coasts

Over the past few years, numerous states and municipalities have increased the statutory minimum wage.  Further, through Executive Order, President Obama increased the federal minimum wage applicable to federal contractors.  Consistent with this trend, the governors of both California and New York have now reached new legislative deals with their respective legislative branches which provide … Continue Reading

NYS Commissioner of Labor Issues Official Wage Board Charge

On Monday, New York Commissioner of Labor Peter Rivera formally issued his Charge to the recently convened 2014 Wage Board.  The Charge, available here, asks the Board to answer the following question: What modifications, if any, should be made to the required cash wage rates and the allowable credits for tips, meals, and lodging, for … Continue Reading

DOL Announces Proposed Rule Effectuating Increase To Contractor Minimum Wage

As discussed in greater detail on the Jackson Lewis website here, this week the Department of Labor published its Proposed Rule implementing the minimum wage increase for federal contractors ordered by the President through Executive Order earlier this year.  Under the EO, the minimum wage for work covered by the Davis-Bacon Act or Service Contract … Continue Reading

New York’s New Miscellaneous Wage Order Tip Credit Provision to Impact Businesses Such As Car Washes and Salons

As discussed in greater detail here, the New York State Department of Labor’s revised Wage Orders, which were published in the administrative record on October 9, 2013 and set to become final by the time New York’s December 31 minimum wage hike becomes effective, implement a number of changes to the pay requirements and credits … Continue Reading

New Jersey Amends State Constitution to Increase Minimum Wage

Overriding the March 2013 veto by Governor Chris Christie of a proposed bill increasing the state’s minimum wage, New Jersey’s Democratic legislative majority successfully pushed through a constitutional amendment through a voter referendum (not subject to gubernatorial veto) to increase the New Jersey minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $8.25/hour effective January 1, 2014. This request is … Continue Reading

Text of NY Minimum Wage Bill Finalized

The text of the New York legislature’s proposed minimum wage increase confirms increases as previously reported: ·         $8.00 on and after December 31, 2013 ·         $8.75 on and after December 31, 2014 ·         $9.00  on and after December, 2015. Per the language of the amendment, the minimum wage requirements for food service workers and other … Continue Reading

Progress Towards NY Minimum Wage Hike

Reports indicate that the New York State legislature and Governor Cuomo have tentatively reached agreement regarding the terms of the anticipated proposed increase in the state’s minimum wage. As portrayed in news coverage, the latest proposal would increase the minimum wage to $8/hour in 2014, $8.75/hour in 2015 and $9/hour by 2016, but not tie further … Continue Reading

New York To Consider Proposed Minimum Wage Increase

As widely reported (including here and here), a bill will be introduced today in the New York Assembly to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50, beginning next year. Specifics of the proposed increase are not yet available. This push comes as no surprise to students of the state’s minimum wage, which has historically outpaced … Continue Reading

Oregon Increases Minimum Wage To Reflect Hike In Consumer Price Index

Pursuant to a 2002 ballot measure, Oregon state law requires an annual minimum wage adjustment to keep pace with inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index. Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian recently announced that based on the CPI the 2012 minimum wage in Oregon will be $8.80/hour, up from $8.50/hour at present. Oregon is one of … Continue Reading

Florida Increases Minimum Wage to $7.31 To Keep Pace with Consumer Price Index

Per an announcement on the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation’s web site, the state minimum wage will increase, effective June 1, 2011, to $7.31 per hour. Under the Florida Minimum Wage Act (which applies to all workers covered by the FLSA), the Agency is required to adjust the Florida minimum wage pursuant to a calculation based … Continue Reading
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