Michigan's minimum wage set to rise on New Year's Day

Jo Ingles

Jo Ingles

Tipped workers will remain at an hourly wage of $7.50 until 2019, but other workers will see an increase for the next few years until the rate reaches $15 an hour.

Under a state constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2004, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity adjusts the wage each year based on changes in a federal consumer price index.

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Goodell said the earned income tax credit is targeted to those who need it most, while a minimum wage increase is across the board. This marks the second increase toward a statewide $15 minimum wage.

"By moving to a $15 statewide minimum wage and enacting the strongest paid family leave policy in the nation, ny is showing the way forward on economic justice", said Cuomo.

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Ohio's minimum wage is going to raise beginning on January 1, 2018. The increase will be phased in over a longer period for workers in the rest of the state.

Minimum wage increases are expected to have a "ripple effect" in OH, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, as businesses increase wages for entry level employees, they typically also raise the wages of those in the upper tiers, such as supervisors and managers. "Wages continue to increase in Chautauqua County because we're continuing to see economic development". And while states like OH and Kentucky have blocked wage increases, others like Colorado and Hawaii just instituted pay raises of nearly a dollar.

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Hardworking New Yorkers shouldn't have to worry about whether they'll have enough money to put food on the table or if they'll be able to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of the month. There is no cost to employers.

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