As reported, the government has yet to decide whether to raise the minimum
wage next year.
In Alaska, the minimum
wage rose from $9.75 to $9.80 at the beginning of 2017.
The possible advantages of higher minimum
wages appear from the higher wages for concerned employees.
Arkansas: Supporters hope to gather enough signatures for a ballot proposal in November that would raise the minimum
wage by steps to $8.50 per hour by 2017.
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Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Utah increased state minimum
wages to the same amount as the federal minimum
and on the same date.
So while raising the minimum
wage might have teens downloading more songs from iTunes, critics say, it would not actually help workers struggling to feed their families.
As economist Walter Williams of George Mason University puts it: "If higher minimum
wages could cure poverty, we could easily end worldwide poverty simply by telling poor nations to legislate higher minimum
One of the arguments against raising the minimum
wage is that business owners would suffer because of the resulting increase in labor costs.
Every increase in the minimum
wage raises the overall costs of small-business owners, and they must react in order to stay in business.
The FTC ruled that when physicians cast a vote on the desired minimum
price for the group, they were not simply supporting past or current prices, they were telegraphing their intentions about future prices.
55(a) imposes an AMT equal to the excess of tentative minimum
tax (TMT) for the tax year over the regular tax for the tax year.
In Canada, 1 in 25 employees worked at or below the minimum
wage set by their province in 2003, but the incidence varied widely from province to province, according to a new profile of minimum-wage workers, ranging from 1.1% of the paid work force in Alberta to 8.5% in Newfoundland and Labrador.
A: Oregon's minimum
wage will increase to $6.90 effective Jan.
At a House Financial Services Committee hearing on July 18, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan said he was in favor of eliminating the minimum