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National Minimum Wage Increases

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The review of pay trends in Europe in 2006 and 2007 finds that average collectively-agreed nominal wage increases across the EU rose from 5.6% in 2006 to 7% in 2007. However, taking into account rising inflation, the rate of real increase fell from 2.7% in 2006 to 2.3% in 2007. During the period under review, differences between the ‘old’ and ‘new’ EU Member States, in terms of both pay trends and the level of pay increases, persisted and indeed widened. The report also looks at collectively-agreed pay increases in three selected sectors (chemicals, retail and the civil service), ...
that employers may legally pay to employees or workers. Equivalently, it is the lowest wage at which workers may sell their labor. Although minimum wage laws are in effect in a great many jurisdictions, there are differences of opinion about the benefits and drawbacks of a minimum wage. Supporters of the minimum wage say that it increases the standard of living of workers and reduces poverty. 1 Opponents say that if it is high enough to be effective, it increases unemployment, particularly among workers with very low productivity due to inexperience or handicap, thereby harming lesser skilled workers to the benefit of better ...
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The national minimum wage increase for 2009/2010 comes into effect from today (Thursday 1 October 2009), taking the adult rate from £5.73 to £5.80 per hour, an increase of 1.2%. The development rate (for workers aged 18 to 21 inclusive) rises from £4.77 to £4.83 per hour (an increase of 1.3%), while the youth rate (for those aged 16 and 17) rises from £3.53 to £3.73 per hour (a 1.1% increase). The 1.2% increase to the national minimum wage adult rate is significantly lower than those seen in recent years: the statutory pay floor rose by 3.8% in 2008, by 3.2% in 2007, and by 5.9% in 2006. Indeed, the 2009/2010 uprating ... market research, surveys and trends
National minimum wage 2009/2010: 1.2% increase to £5.80 per hour ...
 (external website). With effect from 1 October 2009, the national minimum wage adult rate (paid to workers aged 22 and over) will rise from its current level of £5.73 per hour to £5.80 per hour, an increase of 1.2%. **** UPDATE: National minimum wage 2010/2011: 2.2% increase to £5.93 per hour announced for October 2010 What will George Osborne's emergency budget mean for the national minimum wage in 2010/2011 and beyond? National minimum wage: What the 2010 general election manifestos promise This is in line with the increase recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) in its 2009 report (PDF format, 5MB) ... market research, surveys and trends

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The Employment Effects of the Oregon 1997-99 Minimum Wage ...
(1995) compare the changes in employment rates of high- and low-wage workers and find that after the 1990-91 U.S. national minimum wage increases, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Does The Minimum Wage Affect Welfare Caseloads?
Neumark, David, “The Employment Effects of Recent Minimum Wage Increases: Evidence from a Pre-Specified Research Design,” National Bureau of Economic ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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When did minimum wage first start? ? - Yahoo! Answers
A minimum wage is not worldwide, and even in the united states it is not practiced in all locations and situations, however, the US saw its first minimum wage law in 1938. The first minimum wage law was enacted in 1912 by Massachu-setts. In 1935 President Franklin Roosevelt proposed the first federal minimum wage under his National Recovery Act. This act called for a minimum wage of 25cents per hour. The Supreme court struck down the Act as unconstitutional. Report Abuse In 1938, the Fair Labor standard Act reinstated the same 25 cent federal minimum wage. Report Abuse * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or
Have you heard about the Minimum wage hike? If yes, in what ...
The much-debated increase in the minimum wage takes effect today, putting a bit more money in the pockets of low-paid workers but adding to employers’ costs at a time when many are struggling. In the last of three annual boosts mandated by Congress in 2007, the minimum for most workers today rises 70 cents to $7.25 an hour. The increases were the first since 1997. With the nation now mired in recession and Georgia unemployment climbing into double digits, some critics argue it’s the wrong moment for such a change. And some say the time is perfect. It’s a venerable debate, reprised since a 25 cent-an-hour minimum wage was ...