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Special Report on

The Minimum Wage

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The truth is that it seems to me really trivial to write about raising the minimum wage. In what world is it necessary to defend the notion that when a woman or a man works full-time she or he should be paid a living wage? However, it again seems that not everyone shares this view and therefore, in the renewed struggle in the wake of the law proposed by Labor MK Amir Peretz, there is a need to write the obvious. So yes - it is absolutely necessary to raise the minimum wage. Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz's arguments are not new: It is a burden on the national budget, it is a burden on employers, companies will flee abroad, ...
then state, city, or other local laws may determine the minimum wage. A common exemption to the federal minimum wage is a company having revenue of less than $500,000/year while not engaging in any interstate commerce. Under the federal law, workers that receive a portion of their salary from tips, such as wait staff, are only required to have their total compensation, including tips, to meet the minimum wage, so often their hourly wage, not including tips, is less than the minimum wage. In addition, some counties and/or cities within states may observe a higher minimum wage than the rest of the state in which they are located; ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
The minimum wage and productivity | Analysis & Opinion |
pushes back a little at my contention that raising the minimum wage might help the problems of unemployment, underemployment, and bad employment: How do we know that with a higher minimum wage, employers will “compete on who has the best employees” and “invest significantly in those employees”? It seems just as possible that employers would react by doing one of the following, or some combination thereof: Hiring fewer workers and asking existing workers to do more (a tactic employers are more likely to get away with in an environment of sustained unemployment) Investing more in capital (whose price ... market research, surveys and trends
Procedures of a Minimum Wage Claim | Jobs and Employment News
staringfrog.com World Rank: #41,764 Estimate Value: $52,037 USD Estimate Income Per Day: $71 USD Estimate Visits Per Day 23,761 If you are interested in Advertising or purchasing this site email jasone@gmx.com with your offer. Stats from http://sitelogr.com The federal minimum wage for non-exempt employees is $5.15 an hour. The Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) contains the federal wage provisions. Most of the states have their own minimum wage laws. Many employees are subject to both state and federal minimum wage laws. In this case, employers are required to give the higher wage to their employees. If an employee does ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
THE MINIMUM WAGE

Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2006
According to Current Population Survey estimates for 2006, 76.5 million American workers were paid at hourly rates, representing 59.7 percent of all wage and salary workers. 1 Of those paid by the hour, 409,000 were reported as earning exactly $5.15, the prevailing Federal minimum wage. Another 1.3 million were reported as earning wages below the minimum. 2 Together, these 1.7 million workers with wages at or below the minimum made up 2.2 percent of all hourly-paid workers. Tables 1-10 present data on a wide array of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics for hourly-paid workers earning at or below the Federal minimum ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2002
According to Current Population Survery estimates for 2002, some 72.7 million American workers were paid at hourly rates, representing 59.6 percent of all wage and salary workers. 1 Of those paid by the hour, about 570,000 were reported earning exactly $5.15, the prevailing Federal minimum wage, and another 1.6 million were reported with wages below the minimum. 2 Together, these 2.2 million workers with wages at or below the minimum made up 3.0 percent of all hourly-paid workers. Tables 1 - 10 present data on a wide array of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics for these low-wage workers. The following are some ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
Some experts say California's payroll system 'puzzle' doesn't compute
California Controller John Chiang says he can't recalculate the pay of more than 200,000 state workers to the federal minimum wage as requested by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. ( Los Angeles Times / November 6 , 2006 ) la-me-state-computers-20100719 Reporting from Sacramento — For the last seven years, demands that state worker pay be reduced when California has no budget have been met with a consistent response from union-friendly state controllers: Their computer can't do the math. It's an argument that has outraged Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger , bemused computer experts and elicited the skepticism of various ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Republicans Like High Unemployment and Short Unemployment Benefits
Republicans may in part oppose extending unemployment benefits for short-run political gain -- the worse the economy is doing in November, the better Republicans believe they'll fare in the elections. High unemployment rates and short unemployment benefits suppress wages and increase the profits of the GOP's corporate donors in the short-term. But the truth is that they undermine the health of the economy in the long-term. According to Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's and a former campaign advisor to John McCain, unemployment benefits are one of the most effective ways of stimulating the economy, with each ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

The Minimum Wage and the Labor Market
The Minimum Wage and the Labor Market by Guillaume Rocheteau and Murat Tasci. May 1, 2007. ISSN 0428-1276. The federal minimum wage was ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Minimum Wage
Washington’s minimum wage applies to workers in both agriculture and non-agricultural jobs, although 14- and 15-year-olds may be paid 85% of the minimum wage, or $7.27 an hour. Initiative 688, approved by Washington voters in 1998, requires L&I to make a cost-of-living adjustment to the minimum wage each year based on the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). See the September 29, 2009 news release . No increase to Washington’s minimum wage in 2010 See a History of Washington State's Minimum Wage by year. L&I recommends that businesses post this poster in their ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Get a copy of the Minimum Wage Order - California Minimum Wage
minimum wage for all industries. (AB 1835, Ch. 230, Stats of 2006, adding sections 1182.12 and 1182.13 to the California Labor Code.) ...
REAL TIME
THE MINIMUM WAGE
  1. profile image sgreenwa5 One may have to start at the bottom to get a chance to work their way to the top! Minimum wage jobs yield experience. Better than none.
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  3. profile image nickdaniels Signing up for the clockwork orange Alex treatment, in return for minimum wage http://nyti.ms/9MJv1v
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WikiAnswers - What is the minimum wage
The minimum wage is the lowest amount an employer may pay an employee for working as measured by payment unit per time unit; equivalently in economics, it is the lowest price a worker may charge for the sale of their labour. This varies according to currency (for obvious reasons), the time period used (often hours, but sometimes days or months), and the legislation creating the specific minimum wage law. For a list of current minimum wages (or explanation of the lack) see the related links. Note: There are comments associated with this question. See the discussion page to add to the conversation. First answer by ID1169540557 . ...
Why cant the minimum wage be raised where it can actually help the ...
the minimum wage just got raised recently but not by much. I think its now $7.25 both for New York and the Federal it was about $5 before. Everything was horrible before. Its not even enough to afford to survive. Now that its raised, all the prices of everything everywhere just got dramatically raised instantly. You cant buy a candybar for less than a dollar. A small 12ounce can of soda is now around $2. Cigarettes are pushing $10 a pack. Gas is over $3 a gallon. All of the menus at the restaurants of the prices went up. All of the items in the supermarket went up. EVERYTHING went up and NOTHING is improved at all from it! Isnt ...