For workers struggling in an expensive city, it's a cause for celebration, an extra bit of cash to help with the daily fight to make ends meet, even as rents and other costs continue to rise.
It also includes the preliminary effects of ballot measures passed in Missouri and Arkansas, which will increase the minimum wage from $7.85 an hour to $12 an hour and from $8.50 an hour to $11 an hour, respectively, by 2021.
Shortly after, SeaWorld increased its starting wage to $11 an hour in December for those who work at its three Orlando parks, which are SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove.
The previous minimum wage of $8.25 an hour is going up because of an inflation adjustment approved by state voters in 2004.
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Tipped workers will get $4.04 an hour, equivalent to 40 percent of the minimum wage. California, Massachusetts, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, and ME will also see minimum wage increases as a result of past ballot measures approved by voters in those states.
In a statement its Director General, Mr. Timothy Olawale, NECA said: "Globally, there is a recognized and acceptable process of setting a National Minimum Wage as enshrined in the International Labour Organisation, ILO, Convention 131". Advocates are calling for a $15 per hour at the federal level and in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey and Vermont.
South Korean automakers are revolting against the government's proposal to revise the enforcement decree for the Minimum Wage Act, arguing that it would increase labor costs by 700 billion won (US$630 million) a year and adversely affect their business. The average affected employee would receive $4,800 more per year. Starting pay for U.S. workers ranged from $10 per hour to $14 per hour. These estimates do not account for changes in local minimum wages which for some municipalities mean substantial wage increases. "I think it's also fair to say the hopes of what a minimum wage might have done to workers were also exaggerated".
Next year it will have been a decade since Congress last increased the federal minimum wage, approaching a record stretch between raises.