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Published: Mon, January 01, 2018
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Minimum wage rises to $10.40 an hour on path toward $15

Minimum wage rises to $10.40 an hour on path toward $15

Minimum wage earners in NY and New Jersey are in for a raise with the new year. A 2006 minimum wage ballot issue made the small increase possible.

ME is one of 18 states, including three in New England, raising wages in January. President Barack Obama stumped for a minimum wage hike throughout his second term, but Republicans in Congress blocked Democratic proposals from coming up for a vote.

Workers in Long Island will have a minimum wage bump to $11/an hour.

Gallivan, ironically, voted for the minimum wage increase, saying he only did so to slow the increases in Upstate New York.

The fast food restaurants required to pay the minimum wage are also defined by the agency. Cathy Young, R-Olean, and Goodell for making sure the increase to $15 is phased in over the next few years.

"In many cases, our employers are paying beyond minimum wage", he said.

Of the 22 European Union member states with a minimum wage, only workers in Luxembourg (€1,999 per month) receive a higher monthly minimum wage than workers in Ireland, who take home €1,563 per month, according to the report, valid as of January 1, 2017. The disparity in pay is so great that those at the bottom of the wage ladder could be earning an additional £5.24 per hour if their pay had risen at the same rate over the last 20 years as the pay of FTSE 100 chief executives. "Wages continue to increase in Chautauqua County because we're continuing to see economic development".

"The paid family leave requirements of New York State have taken money out of employee paychecks and have created scheduling challenges for employers in a time when finding employees is hard. Additionally, more costs and regulations make NY less competitive with other regions in terms of economic growth".

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