Hawaii Passes $18 Wage

The legislature in the Aloha State has passed a new minimum wage bill and sent it to term-limited lame-duck Governor David Ige for his signature. House Bill 2510 begins increasing the current $10.10 per hour wage on October 1 of this year, mandating a rise to $12 per hour at that time. Subsequently, the wage…

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Minimum Wage Issues

No surprise here given President Biden’s self-proclamation as the most labor-friendly President in history, but the annual Economic Report by the Presidents Council of Economic Advisors calls for increased minimum wages and higher unionization rates as ways to boost U.S. economic growth. Its latest report, released last week, also calls for measures to curb the…

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An Update on Minimum Wages

Legislation has been approved by the Hawaiian Senate – and a slightly different version was given preliminary approval in the House – both of which will kick up the minimum wage in the Aloha State to $18/hour over the next few years. Currently, the state minimum is $10.10 per hour, but that will change rather…

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Hawaii Senate Passes $18 Minimum Wage

It may still have to get through the Hawaiian House of Representatives, but the state Senate gave almost unanimous approval to a fast-tracked bill raising the state minimum wage to $18 per hour. SB 2018, which passed by a vote of 24-1 in the 25-member senate, rapidly phases in increases to the current $10.10 per…

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