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Wal-Mart Wage Hike to $15 an Hour Would Cost it $4.95 Billion, Study Says
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Wal-Mart Wage Hike to $15 an Hour Would Cost it $4.95 Billion, Study Says

The world's largest retailer raised wages for its hourly workers to $10 per hour earlier this year, but labor groups have called the raise inadequate.
New York and California Governors Sign $15 Minimum Wage Laws
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New York and California Governors Sign $15 Minimum Wage Laws

'This new economy is not a fair economy for the middle class and the working families of this country,' Andrew Cuomo said.
California's Minimum Wage Hike Puts Business Community at Risk
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California's Minimum Wage Hike Puts Business Community at Risk

With a $15-an-hour wage, lawmakers in the Golden State tell business owners, 'Go east, young man.'
Ray Hennessey
California Unions, Lawmakers Agree to $15 Minimum Wage
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California Unions, Lawmakers Agree to $15 Minimum Wage

If the deal passes the legislature, the wage hike would take effect in 2022.
You May Have to Pay More for Ecommerce Orders Because of Minimum Wage Hikes
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You May Have to Pay More for Ecommerce Orders Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

New report says each $1 increase in average hourly wages would add $1 million in costs to a warehouse with a staff of at least 500.
David Z. Morris
Tipping Point: Is It Time to Rethink Gratuity in Restaurants?
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Tipping Point: Is It Time to Rethink Gratuity in Restaurants?

There's a growing movement to eliminate gratuities for servers. What does this mean for the restaurant world?
The Minimum Wage Battle Is Here to Stay
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The Minimum Wage Battle Is Here to Stay

The fight will continue to drag on, state by state and city by city, over the next few years.
3 Reasons You Should Increase Employee Pay Now
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3 Reasons You Should Increase Employee Pay Now

An increase to the minimum wage has already become law in several cities, and a federal bill is under review. But there are benefits to taking action ahead of any mandates.
Andre Lavoie
Danny Meyer's Economically Nonsensical Solution to the Tipping 'Problem'
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Danny Meyer's Economically Nonsensical Solution to the Tipping 'Problem'

In eliminating tipping at his restaurants, Danny Meyer just may have proven how necessary gratuities are.
Ray Hennessey
Will This Decision Force Franchises to Reconsider Their Business Models?
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Will This Decision Force Franchises to Reconsider Their Business Models?

The National Labor Relations Board's latest move means franchisors can be held legally accountable by workers.
Kate Taylor
What Dan Price Should Have Done Before Increasing Everybody's Salary to $70K
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What Dan Price Should Have Done Before Increasing Everybody's Salary to $70K

The Gravity Payments CEO has gone from working class hero to a case study in why no good deed goes unpunished.
Heather R. Huhman
The Sad Saga of the $70,000 Minimum Salary Company
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The Sad Saga of the $70,000 Minimum Salary Company

The utopian vision of an entrepreneur who wanted to do his part for income inequality looks shortsighted in the cold light of reality.
Steve Tobak
De Blasio Backs Off Proposed Uber Cap -- Your Weekly News
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De Blasio Backs Off Proposed Uber Cap -- Your Weekly News

Plus: America's oldest Pizza Hut closes, teaching us the importance of changing consumer tastes.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees
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New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees

A state-appointed panel has recommended a significant increase from $8.75 an hour.
Kate Taylor
Minimum wage is the lowest wage that can be paid to a company employee permitted by law or special contract. Minimum wage is a hotly debated topic among business owners, states and the country as a whole.