Minimum Wage The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Minimum Wage en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:37:00 GMT Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:37:00 GMT Kate Taylor What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages? Westfield Valley Fair Mall in California is divided between two minimum wages, each with its own set of problems. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:05:00 GMT Kate Taylor Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S. Fast-food workers are planning a strike this week that could be the largest yet as the responsibilities of franchisors and franchisees continue to be battled in court. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:41:00 GMT Kate Taylor How Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for a Higher Minimum Wage Business owners are wise to be ready for eventual increases in the minimum wage. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:30:00 GMT Stephen Sheinbaum Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle? The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:45:00 GMT Kate Taylor Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:32:00 GMT Kate Taylor Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer' The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:09:00 GMT Laura Entis Entrepreneurs Are Forgotten in the Minimum Wage Debate Small businesses employ more than 50 percent of the population, but who is guaranteeing their wages? Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:00:00 GMT Carol Roth 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.' Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:58:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:42:00 GMT Kate Taylor 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. Fri, 02 May 2014 19:35:00 GMT Geoff Weiss More Post-Recession Jobs Paying Lower Wages Fewer higher-paying positions have replaced the jobs lost during the recession, according to new analysis. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT John W. Schoen 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. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:40:00 GMT Laura Entis 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. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:07:00 GMT Geoff Weiss 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. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:26:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:00:00 GMT Kate Taylor Stop Pressuring Companies to Raise Wages Despite the rhetoric, companies are making workers' lives better and continue to help our economic growth. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:39:00 GMT Ray Hennessey 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. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:15:00 GMT Catherine Clifford