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New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

New McDonald's Lawsuit Could Redefine Franchising as We Know It

A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11

Massachusetts Hikes Minimum Wage to $11

The state's lawmakers passed legislation that will raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $11, the highest minimum wage in the country.
Entrepreneurs Are Forgotten in the Minimum Wage Debate

Entrepreneurs Are Forgotten in the Minimum Wage Debate

Small businesses employ more than 50 percent of the population, but who is guaranteeing their wages?
Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law

Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law

Outraged that the new law holds them to stricter rules than small-business owners, franchise owners are fighting back with a lawsuit and full-page ad in the 'Seattle Times.'
Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track

Seattle Says Franchises Aren't Small Businesses, Forces Them on $15 Wage Fast Track

The International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit opposing Seattle's plan, which forces franchises to adopt a $15 minimum wage in three years.
How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off

How a $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Could Leave Workers Worse Off

Seattle mayor Ed Murray proposed a record-setting minimum wage hike of $15 -- a move both waiters and restaurant owners are calling shortsighted for failing to credit tips.
More Post-Recession Jobs Paying Lower Wages

More Post-Recession Jobs Paying Lower Wages

Fewer higher-paying positions have replaced the jobs lost during the recession, according to new analysis.
Switzerland Mulls Setting Minimum Wage at $24.73

Switzerland Mulls Setting Minimum Wage at $24.73

On May 18, Swiss voters will decide if they want to introduce the world's highest minimum wage to their country where the cost of living is extremely high and the unemployment and poverty rates very low.
Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own

Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own

Gap announced that it would increase the minimum hourly rate for stateside employees to $9 in June, and then again to $10 exactly one year later.
CBO Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Lead to Job Cuts

CBO Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Lead to Job Cuts

A hike in the minimum wage could lead to as many as half a million job cuts, according to the nonpartisan analysis.
Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

For Jackie Martinez, Elements Massage has evolved from an outlet for her stress to an hourly job to her very own franchise.
Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

Despite the rhetoric, companies are making workers' lives better and continue to help our economic growth.
Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

Obama to Bypass Congress, Raise Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts on His Own

The president plans to announce during his State of the Union address that he is raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from $7.25 an hour for anyone working on new federal contracts.
McDonald's Kills Employee Resource Site After Another Gaffe

McDonald's Kills Employee Resource Site After Another Gaffe

Another piece of misguided advice on McDonald's employee McResource Line has landed the fast-food chain in hot water.
Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
What Raising Workers' Pay Would Mean for Franchise Owners, Consumers

What Raising Workers' Pay Would Mean for Franchise Owners, Consumers

As U.S. fast-food workers continue to strike over wages, concerns build about what a wage hike might do to franchise owners and consumers.
5 Reasons the Fast-Food Worker Protests Are Off Base

5 Reasons the Fast-Food Worker Protests Are Off Base

No one wants families to suffer, or go hungry or not receive fair pay for the quality of their skill. But that's not what these protests are about, writes Ray Hennessey.
D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

D.C. Moves to Hike Minimum Wage for Big-Box Retail Employees Despite Wal-Mart Opposition

Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.
Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

Business owners often oppose the minimum wage because it reduces their profits. But their position might be more helpful to low-skilled workers than the altruistic views of elected officials.
Federal Wage Regulations Bring More Red Tape

Federal Wage Regulations Bring More Red Tape

A new rule that kicks in today asks employers of tipped workers to do more paperwork or face the loss of a key credit.

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