More Minimum Wages Going Forward

We’ve got a couple of early warnings to share with you this week on the subject of minimum wages, and both relate ballot initiatives. First, in California, Sacramento County Superior Court Judge James Arguelles rejected a ballot campaign petition to force the question onto the 2022 ballot despite the campaign having missed a critical deadline.…

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July 1 Triggers Wage Hikes

With the turn of the calendar in another couple of weeks, a number of changes to minimum wage requirement will take place across a host of states. It’s important you take note of them and be sure to remain in compliance. Effective July 1, the following increases become effective: Connecticut will increase its minimum from…

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Increasing Minimum Wages

Although most states and local communities increase minimum wages at the turn of the calendar, a few of them mandate an increase at the start of the Fiscal Year – July 1. In that vein, Connecticut will hike its current $13 per hour minimum to $14 on July 1. Likewise, Nevada will see its current…

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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 Hikes to Note

We believe this an important issue and want to keep top of mind within our membership, so a few weeks ago, we advised you of many of the minimum wage increases scheduled to take effect with the arrival of 2022 tomorrow. In that vein, our friends at the Economic Policy Institute have released the Current…

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Ever-Rising Minimum Wages

Remember the good ol’ days when elected officials threatened to increase minimum wages to $10.10 per hour? The rapidly-approaching New Year is a natural time for salary increases, and it is indeed the time when most minimum wage laws – at the state and local levels – provide for increases. In fact, more than half…

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Virginia Overtime Change

Virginia employers have more negative hits on their horizon. The minimum wage, which jumped $2.25 per hour to $9.50 on May 1, 2021, is slated to rise by another $1.50 to $11/hour on January 1, 2022; and then another $1 in 2023 to $12/hour. However, if the General Assembly chooses to reenact these rate increases…

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January 2021 Brings Many Changes

As we get closer to the turn of the calendar to 2021, many laws and regulatory requirements will change along with the New Year. It is not too early to focus on the specific changes that will impact your business and, over the course of the remaining issues of Small Regular No Sugar! that publish…

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Miscellaneous

Debate continues over the long-term impact of minimum wage hikes on the economic circumstances of the lower-wage workforce with opponents pointing to the detrimental effects on business growth and job opportunities while advocates highlight more money in a worker’s weekly paycheck. Well, a new study out of the University of Washington concludes that state and…

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Fight for $15 Aims At Delaware Next

As legislators in Delaware returned to the state house in Dover last week, they were met by a group of labor activists demanding that the legislators increase the state minimum wage to $15/hour. Fight for $15, the advocacy group funded by the Service Employees International Union, (SEIU), held a rally at the state house seeking…

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