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keep something to a minimum

to make something as small, few, or little as possible. Do what you can to keep construction dust to a minimum. The dust should be kept to a minimum.
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The 75-cent increase is the largest increase since the state mandated a 16-cent minimum hourly wage in 1916.
Last month, the Illinois Senate approved increasing the state's minimum wage from $6.
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 wages.
One of the arguments against raising the minimum wage is that business owners would suffer because of the resulting increase in labor costs.
In addition, the matter in which NTSP utilized the minimum reimbursement schedule in its communications with payers also showed that NTSP was using the poll for much more than just an administrative or efficiency-enhancing tool.
In certain instances, the operation of the alternative minimum tax as a separate and independent tax system is set forth expressly in the Code.
41% of all minimum wage workers did not have a high school diploma, compared with only 15% of all employees.
When pressed, most minimum wage advocates suggest that "slight" price increases will be the primary source for paying for legislated wage increases.
Workers' families cannot live on the current minimum wage.
Mackenzie has announced that the provincial government intends to increase Ontario's minimum wage to 60 per cent of the industrial average wage by 1995, starting with an increase from $5.
Therefore, a company may have an additional minimum liability even though its benefit obligations seem well secured.
Spotlight Poll: The Effect of a National Minimum Wage Increase
Potato fresh minimum Rs 1300 and maximum Rs 1500, Onion minimum Rs 1500 and maximum Rs 1700, Tomato minimum Rs 3600 and maximum Rs 3800, Cucumber minimum Rs 2500 and maximum Rs 2700, Garlic (China) minimum Rs 11200 and maximum Rs 11600, Ginger (Thai) minimum Rs 10000 and maximum Rs 10400, Peas minimum Rs 1900 and maximum Rs 2000, Cauliflower minimum Rs 1500 and maximum Rs 1600, Brinjal minimum Rs 3600 and maximum Rs 3800.
Potato Fresh minimum Rs 1400 and maximum Rs 1600, Onion minimum Rs 1400 and maximum Rs 1600, Tomato minimum Rs 3600 and maximum Rs 3800, Cucumber minimum Rs 3300 and maximum Rs 3500, Garlic (China) minimum Rs 11400 and maximum Rs 11800, Garlic (Local) minimum Rs 13500 and maximum Rs 14000, Peas minimum Rs 2100 and maximum Rs 2200, Cauliflower minimum Rs 1500 and maximum Rs 1600, Brinjal minimum Rs 2600 and maximum Rs 2800.
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