New Jersey And Delaware To Raise Minimum Wages On Tuesday

New Jersey And Delaware To Raise Minimum Wages On Tuesday

Delaware's minimum wage is also going up by 50 cents to $8.75 an hour. That's more than twice the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

In Missouri and neighboring Arkansas, voters in November overwhelmingly approved a minimum-wage increase, which directly affects about 1 million workers.

The new state minimum wage laws could affect about 5.3 million workers who are now earning less than the new standards, according to the liberal-leaning Economic Policy Institute, based in Washington, D.C. That equates to nearly 8 percent of the workforce in those 20 states but doesn't account for additional minimum wage increases in some cities.

In some places, the pay hikes are due to routine cost-of-living adjustments.

These state minimum-wage rates will not apply to work performed in the city of Minneapolis, which has higher minimum-wage rates.

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The minimum wage in Korea is calculated by dividing the monthly salary by the number of working hours.

Employers can claim a "tip credit"-a maximum amount an employee received in tips to make up the difference between a tipped employee's salary and the minimum wage".

One of the 2019 new laws in NY affects the state's building code, requiring all new and renovated buildings with publicly accessible restrooms to provide "safe and compliant changing tables". In Michigan, legislators this year passed a wage increase before it was slated to go on the ballot in November, then, after the election, passed laws reducing the wage increases. "Those with children and in expensive states need even more". The reason: Missouri's minimum wage is rising.

The federal minimum wage was last raised in 2009. Some cities in California, Santa Fe in New Mexico, and the whole state of Nevada, are planning minimum wage increases on July 1.

Economic studies on minimum wage increases have shown that some workers do benefit, while others might see their work hours reduced. "But it's motivated many of them to accept that we need higher minimum wages than we now have in much of the country".

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