Michigan Minimum at Appeals Court

Earlier this week, the Michigan Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over a Court of Claims decision rendered earlier this year that voided a legislative amendment to a 2018 ballot measure and reinstated the ballot measure. The ballot question mandated a $12 per hour minimum wage and phases out the current tip credit, so the…

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Sunday Deadline for FAST Act Petition

Speaking of California, it’s do or die this weekend for Save Local Restaurants, a coalition consisting of the International Franchise Association (IFA) along with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the U.S Chamber of Commerce. They have spearheaded the effort to overturn the California FAST Act and by Sunday, December 4, the coalition must have…

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Ballot Board Approves Wage Petition

Advocates of increasing the Ohio minimum wage refined and then resubmitted their petition to be put on the Ohio ballot. Raise the Wage Ohio had initially submitted the petition to increase the state minimum wage to $10.50 per hour in 2025 and then incrementally through 2028 at which point it would be $15 per hour.…

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Restaurant Workers Sue Michigan

The Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) along with other advocacy groups One Fair Wage and Mothering Justice this week filed a lawsuit against Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel alleging that legislative changes made to the state minimum wage law were unconstitutional. To put the issue in context, One Fair Wage initiated a petition drive in 2018…

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Florida, Chicago & Denver on Minimum Wages

As we’ve anticipated, the Florida Minimum Wage petition has met the signature threshold and is headed for the ballot in November 2020. The Florida Division of Elections has officially certified over 768,000 voter signatures (766,200 are required for 2020 petitions). The petition, which will appear on the 2020 ballot as Amendment 2, will increase the…

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