Minimum Wage

    Judge Bars Overtime Rule From Going Into Effect on December 1

    A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a ruling that bars — at least temporarily — the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule from going into effect in all 50 states.

    Minimum Wage Update

    This week, the city councils of Minneapolis and Cleveland rejected minimum wage increase proposals; Colorado took a step towards putting a statewide minimum wage initiative on the November ballot; and Iowa’s Linn County supervisors are voting on whether to draft a minimum wage ordinance.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Here’s a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories making the news in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington State.

    The Republican Party Platform and Small Businesses

    On Monday, the Republican Party adopted a national platform that includes provisions relating to the role of small businesses in the American economy.

    The Democratic Party Platform and Small Businesses

    This past weekend, the Democratic Party finalized a national platform that promises to tackle antitrust violations, increase the federal minimum wage, and pursue single-payer healthcare.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    In the news this week, advocates called for Minneapolis to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, and an increase to $15 per hour by 2020 was signed into law in Washington, D.C.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    In Iowa, a Linn County working group recommended a minimum wage increase to $8.75 per hour; in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf’s push for a minimum wage increase could be included in the next budget.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Despite protests from business groups, in Washington, D.C., the mayor's minimum wage increase proposal moved forward; in Cleveland, the mayor and city council president urged defeat of a city-only $15 per hour minimum wage.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Here’s a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories making the news in California, New Jersey, and Vermont.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Here’s a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories making the news, from New Jersey to Ohio.

    California’s Minimum Wage Law Provides Safety Valves if Increase Hurts Retail Sales

    California’s new minimum wage law provides Gov. Jerry Brown with some flexibility in case the increased wage negatively impacts the state’s economy.

    New York State Passes Minimum Wage Increase in Budget Deal

    The 2016–17 New York State budget will increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022. To ensure a successful transition, ABA is calling on the governor to take action to support the state’s Main Street retailers and small businesses that will bear the brunt of the increase.

    California Set to Become First State With $15 Minimum Wage, New York May Be Next

    Following negotiations that did not include the state’s business community, California lawmakers and union leaders have reached a deal to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour for all businesses by 2023.

    Minimum Wage Roundup

    Here’s a look at some of this week’s minimum wage stories making the news from New Jersey to California.

    Op-Ed: Minimum Wage Hike’s Effect on Main Street

    In this op-ed from the January 24 edition of the Albany Times-Union, Susan Novotny of the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza and Market Block Books explains why it is crucial that small business owners have a voice in discussions to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

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