Minimum wage

In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 photo, from left, attorneys David Seligman, Nina DiSalvo and Alexander Hood of Denver's Towards Justice are shown outside the organization's office east of downtown Denver. A deal filed in federal court in Denver Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, will allow young people who have provided low-cost child care for American families to share in a $65.5-million class action settlement with the companies that brought the workers to the United States. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 09, 2019 - 4:07 pm
DENVER (AP) — Young people from around the world who provided low-cost child care for American families will share in a proposed $65.5 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by a dozen former au pairs against the companies that bring the workers to the United States. Nearly 100,000 au pairs,...
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January 07, 2019 - 6:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says his 2019 legislative agenda features new items, several repeat proposals and a pledge that he won't call any special sessions during this election year. The Democratic governor, seeking re-election to a second term, says his push for...
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January 01, 2019 - 1:32 pm
( -- Twenty states have minimum wage increases taking effect January 1, 2019, while the minimum wage in Louisiana remains at the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. It's been that way since 2009, but Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will attempt this year to raise that minimum wage. "A...
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 photo, Shawna Green, waitress at Granny Shaffer's, puts out menus for customers at the restaurant in Joplin, Mo. Wages will be increasing for millions of low-income workers across the U.S. as the new year ushers in new laws in numerous states. In Missouri and Arkansas, minimum wages are rising as a result of voter-approved ballot initiatives. (Roger Nomer/The Joplin Globe via AP)
December 30, 2018 - 9:45 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wages will be increasing for millions of low-income workers across the U.S. as the new year ushers in new laws in numerous states. New minimum wage requirements will take effect in 20 states and nearly two dozen cities. The state wage hikes range from an extra nickel per...
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December 24, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Many small businesses will see their labor costs increase in 2019. Seventeen states are raising their minimum wages Jan. 1, and a number of others will follow suit later in the year. Some of the increases were scheduled by legislation passed in the last few years. Others are in...
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December 20, 2018 - 9:13 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's Socialist government has approved an increase in the country's minimum wage to 600 euros a month ($687) from Jan. 1. The Cabinet passed the proposal Thursday, saying in a statement that the measure would cover more than 750,000 workers. When the center-left...
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CORRECTS SOURCE AND PHOTOGRAPHER - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks about legislation he signed into law during a news conference Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 in Green Bay, Wis. Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican-written legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters. (Jim Matthews/The Green Bay Press-Gazette via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 3:05 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in Wisconsin and Michigan enacted last-minute limits on Democratic power Friday, with outgoing GOP governors in both Upper Midwest states signing measures protecting their priorities before leaving office in less than a month. Democrats derided the moves as...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his final State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. On Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, Snyder signed a law making it harder for groups to put proposals on the statewide ballot and vetoed one that would have hamstrung the incoming Democratic attorney general. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
December 14, 2018 - 2:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed laws to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents blasted as shameful. To...
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December 14, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — CORRECTS: Michigan governor signs laws to delay, scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave measures. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said measures were voter-approved)
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December 08, 2018 - 7:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's largest nonprofit health care system, Ochsner Health System, is raising its minimum wage to $12 per hour — about $4 per hour more than the roughly 1,200 affected employees were previously making. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Ochsner made the announcement...
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