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Switzerland Mulls Setting Minimum Wage at $24.73
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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.
February 26, 2014 in Money
Gap Raises Minimum Wage as Walmart Mulls a Hike of Its Own

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

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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.
February 20, 2014 in News and Trends
CBO Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Lead to Job Cuts

CBO Says Raising Minimum Wage Will Lead to Job Cuts

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A hike in the minimum wage could lead to as many as half a million job cuts, according to the nonpartisan analysis.
February 18, 2014 in Compensation and Benefits
Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

Franchise Players: The Journey From Massage Therapist to Massage Franchisee

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For Jackie Martinez, Elements Massage has evolved from an outlet for her stress to an hourly job to her very own franchise.
February 17, 2014 in Franchises
Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages

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Despite the rhetoric, companies are making workers' lives better and continue to help our economic growth.
January 29, 2014 in Business Management
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

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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.
January 28, 2014 in Hiring Center
McDonald's Kills Employee Resource Site After Another Gaffe

McDonald's Kills Employee Resource Site After Another Gaffe

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Another piece of misguided advice on McDonald's employee McResource Line has landed the fast-food chain in hot water.
December 26, 2013 in Franchises
Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

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This year, bashing the immorality of unfettered markets has been in vogue. It is high time to turn that debate on its head.
December 23, 2013 in Compensation and Benefits
What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

What Franchisees Could Lose If the Minimum Wage Is Raised

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As fast-food workers prepare to strike in 100 cities this Thursday, franchisees and business owners grapple with the minimum wage question.
December 3, 2013 in Franchises
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

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The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
November 11, 2013 in Motivation and Retention
What Raising Workers' Pay Would Mean for Franchise Owners, Consumers

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

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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.
August 29, 2013 in Franchises
5 Reasons the Fast-Food Worker Protests Are Off Base

5 Reasons the Fast-Food Worker Protests Are Off Base

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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.
August 29, 2013 in Franchises
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

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Washington, D.C., lawmakers have voted to require big-box retailers to pay 50 percent more than the district's legal minimum wage.
July 11, 2013 in Human Resources
Listen to Small Business: Don't Increase the Minimum Wage (Opinion)

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

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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.
May 25, 2012 in Compensation and Benefits
Federal Wage Regulations Bring More Red Tape

Federal Wage Regulations Bring More Red Tape

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A new rule that kicks in today asks employers of tipped workers to do more paperwork or face the loss of a key credit.
May 5, 2011 in Employment Law

Blue Skies?

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The new minimum wage law could mean sunny skies--or clouds on the horizon.
November 1, 1996 in Entrepreneur Magazine

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