Minimum Wage

Wal-Mart

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.
Minimum Wage

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.
Minimum Wage

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.'
Minimum Wage

California Unions, Lawmakers Agree to $15 Minimum Wage

If the deal passes the legislature, the wage hike would take effect in 2022.
Ecommerce

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.
Radicals & Visionaries

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?
Franchise 500

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.
Employee Compensation

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.
Wages

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.
Joint Employer

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.
Income Inequality

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.
Managing Employees

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.
Minimum Wage

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.
Labor laws

Labor Costs May Soar for Entrepreneurs

What exactly should you be telling the Department of Labor about its proposed "white collar" exemption changes?
Minimum Wage

Papa John's Franchisee to Pay Employees $460,000 for Wage Theft

Officials say that the owner of nine Papa John's locations failed to properly pay employees minimum wage and overtime.