As the Ball Drops, Minimum Wage Rises in 19 States
January 4, 2019, Law360, By Vin Gurrrieri
As the calendar flipped to January, 19 states, as well as several cities, saw their minimum wage rates tick upward, a trend that experts say is likely to continue, since the government hasn’t moved to increase the federal wage floor in a decade. The latest batch of wage increases are the result of a combination of state legislative action, ballot initiatives approved by voters, and scheduled cost-of-living increases. The federal minimum wage rate of $7.25 per hour has remained unchanged since 2009. To read entire article click here.
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