Inflation Drives Up Minimum Wage

As many states updated and increased their minimum wages over the past several years, a goodly number of them chose to tether future increases to the Consumer Price Index. California was one of those states with state law providing that should inflation increase by more than 7% over the prior fiscal year, then all employers…

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Swimming Against the Current

As businesses all around the country and in just about every industry wrestle with high inflation, the ongoing pandemic and its struggles, supply chain issues, escalating labor cost, and other issues, the state of California continues to pile additional burdens on business. Currently, there’s a trifecta of trouble brewing for businesses in the Golden State.…

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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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And Still, More Minimum Wage

Speaking of unions and SEIU, their push for a $15 minimum wage across the country continues, notwithstanding the ongoing labor shortage and the electoral shellacking many progressive generally received in Tuesday’s elections. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has repeatedly called to raise the state minimum wage (currently $7.25/hour) every year since he was elected in 2014.…

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Different Directions on Minimum Wages

As we anticipate another run by progressives in Congress at a federal $15 minimum wage, it’s reported that a group of moderate Senators – led by Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Mitt Romney (R-UT) are working on bipartisan legislation that would increase the federal minimum over the next four years from the current $7.25 to $10…

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