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Minimum Wage

Ready For Anything

Why Paying a Living Wage Is Smart Business

Low wages and skimpy benefits are no bargain if good employees can't afford to keep working for you.
National Small Business Week

Small Businesses Celebrating on a Tight Budget This Year.

Entrepreneurs can be successful even in the worst of times, but let's hope they aren't forced into that position for much longer.
Employee Compensation

Are Small-Business Owners Immoral If They Pay Low Wages?

The biggest fallacy in the discussion of living wage is looking at the issue from a moral point of view.
Franchises

Service Workers Union Allies With Franchisees, Drawing Ire of Franchise Industry

The Service Employees International Union launched a franchisee-focused initiative, as the International Franchise Association reaffirms franchisees' satisfaction with the system.
Employee Compensation

Should You Raise Your Employees' Pay?

There is a benefit to paying efficiency wages. But make sure the cost is right for your business.
Weekly News Roundup

Mark Zuckerberg's Surprising Work Habits: Your Weekly News Roundup

The length of the Facebook CEO's workday may surprise you.
Minimum Wage

Burger King Founder Predicts Wage Hike Would End the 'Dollar Menu' Era

The man who help found the fast-food joint 51 years ago says that prices will shoot up if workers' pay increases.
Ready For Anything

This Entrepreneur Just Announced $70,000 Minimum Salaries for His Entire 120-Person Team

Dan Price, founder of credit-card processing company Gravity Payments, was also named our 'Established Entrepreneur of 2014.'
McDonald's

McDonald's Is Raising Employees' Wages, But Only at Corporate Locations

The pay hike will not directly impact workers at franchised locations, which comprise 90 percent of the chain's U.S. restaurants.
Minimum Wage

Should Tipped Minimum Wage Still Exist?

Tipped workers are coming into the spotlight in the minimum wage debate, with Rhode Island considering tripling the minimum wage for those workers.
Minimum Wage

Franchises Lose Bid to Block Part of Seattle's Minimum Wage Rollout

Franchise owners in Seattle are still on track to be grouped with large businesses under the city's new minimum wage law.
McDonald's

McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working

Backed by a minimum-wage activist group, employees that suffered severe burns on the job have filed complaints against the chain in 19 cities.
Franchises

Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle

Oral arguments on the preliminary injunction to prevent Seattle's minimum wage hike start today.
McDonald's

McDonald's Makeover Promises to Be Pricey for Franchisees

With a new customizable burger platform and minimum wage on the agenda, McDonald's image revamp may end up costing franchisees.
Minimum Wage

Wal-Mart to Spend $1 Billion Raising Employee Pay to at Least $9 an Hour

Nearly half a million Wal-Mart workers are about to get a raise.