Minimum wage

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, a Lyft car crosses Market Street in San Francisco. In a big win for labor advocates, the California Supreme Court has limited the ability of businesses to classify workers as independent contractors, which could affect a range of workers in the so-called "sharing economy," such as Uber and Lyft drivers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 01, 2018 - 6:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California Supreme Court ruling that would limit businesses from classifying workers as independent contractors who aren't eligible for certain benefits and employment protections was hailed as a big victory for labor and could shake up the state's so-called gig economy. The...
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March 29, 2018 - 5:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana lawmakers have voted to keep the state minimum wage as low as possible under federal law and spurned a proposal to make state contractors pay men and women equally. The House labor committee Thursday first killed a bill forcing companies with state contracts to...
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March 27, 2018 - 8:34 pm
By MELINDA DESLATTE | Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana won't be joining 29 other states in paying a minimum wage higher than the federally-set rate, as Gov. John Bel Edwards saw one of his signature legislative efforts fail for a third year in a row. The Senate on Tuesday refused...
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David Blake
March 27, 2018 - 1:13 pm
A bill to raise the minimum wage will be up for a vote before the Louisiana Senate today. The legislation would boost the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour by 2020, and has the support of Governor John Bel Edwards. But even if the senate approves it, the future is still very cloudy for the measure...
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March 27, 2018 - 9:48 am
(WWL.com) A bill to raise the minimum wage will be up for a vote before the full senate today. The legislation would boost the minimum wage to 8.50 an hour by 2020, and was a campaign trial promise for Governor John Bel Edwards. Edwards says paying the current minimum wage just isn’t right. “I don’...
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Chris Miller
March 15, 2018 - 1:55 pm
The Senate Labor Committee today advanced a bill that would set an eight dollar-an-hour minimum wage in Louisiana. The committee passed the bill on a 4-3 vote. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards appeared before the committee and told members raising the minimum wage would help a lot of Louisiana...
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March 11, 2018 - 6:28 pm
(WWL.com) The regular session begins Monday less than a week after the special session crashed and burned. Fiscal cliff negotiations will be put on hold while a slew of other issues take center stage. There are several gun control bills filed, but Council for a Better Louisiana President Barry...
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In this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, photo, Grace Ochoa, of Performance Food Service, right, talks with a job applicant at a JobNewsUSA job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. On Friday, Feb. 2, the U.S. government issues the January jobs report. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 02, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month — a trend that fanned inflation fears and sent bond yields rising and stocks sinking. Wages grew in January from a year ago at the fastest...
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January 09, 2018 - 7:34 am
(WWL.com) -- Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has several items he would like to accomplish in the 2018 regular legislative session when it convenes March 12th. Edwards will once again ask legislators to increase the minimum wage. 18 states increased their minimum wage January 1st. He says $7.25...
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