News and Articles About Minimum Wage
A worker group is filing charges against franchisees and McDonald's as a joint employer, setting a precedent that could have broad ripple effects.
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.
Small businesses employ more than 50 percent of the population, but who is guaranteeing their wages?
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.'
The International Franchise Association is filing a lawsuit opposing Seattle's plan, which forces franchises to adopt a $15 minimum wage in three years.
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.
Fewer higher-paying positions have replaced the jobs lost during the recession, according to new analysis.
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 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.
A hike in the minimum wage could lead to as many as half a million job cuts, according to the nonpartisan analysis.
For Jackie Martinez, Elements Massage has evolved from an outlet for her stress to an hourly job to her very own franchise.
Despite the rhetoric, companies are making workers' lives better and continue to help our economic growth.
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.
Another piece of misguided advice on McDonald's employee McResource Line has landed the fast-food chain in hot water.
This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.
The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.
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.
A new rule that kicks in today asks employers of tipped workers to do more paperwork or face the loss of a key credit.
The new minimum wage law could mean sunny skies--or clouds on the horizon.