Illinois House Approves Minimum-Wage Hike To $15

Illinois House Approves Minimum-Wage Hike To $15

Illinois House Approves Minimum-Wage Hike To $15

On his part, Rotimi Agunsoye (APC-Lagos) who described the current N18,000 national minimum wage as inadequate for the survival of an average Nigerian worker, argued that failure to review the minimum wage could further trigger corrupt practices among workers.

Students, meanwhile, would see their hourly minimum wage, now $10.70 an hour, rise to $13.15 on January 1, 2018, and to $14.10 a year later.

Lower minimum wages for students under 18 and liquor servers will also rise during the same time frame, but those exemptions to the minimum wage will not be eliminated, as the report had recommended. Now it is only available to employees at companies with more than 50 people, but proposed legislation would ensure all employees in the province get 10 days per year, two of them paid.

Federal minimum wages have not been increased since 2010, while the cost of living has seen a sharp uptick throughout the country, particularly here in the Virgin Islands where the cost of electricity alone rose by 11 percent between the years of 2010 through 2015.

Wynne emphasized that she is more than happy to campaign for a $15-an-hour minimum wage during the June 7, 2018 election.

Benzinga looked at how this minimum wage would affect the restaurant sector, which employs the bulk of private-sector workers. And two-thirds (67 percent) of respondents said that a $15 minimum wage would make it more hard for small businesses to stay in business.

Workers with disabilities are also underpaid because of a sub-minimum wage.

The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses and a coalition of employer groups including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce objected to the proposed changes.

Flynn said that even though some of the changes - including the $15 minimum wage and rules concerning work scheduling - will come to into force after the next election, they're not contingent on the Liberals being re-elected.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Progressive Conservative MPP Bill Walker said he is also concerned about the impact of the increases on small, perhaps family-run, businesses, of which he said there are plenty in Grey-Bruce.

A higher minimum wage is one step closer to becoming a reality in IL.

Ontario is committed to moving forward in a balanced way.

"This money that goes to bread, it goes to diapers, it goes to bus fares, it goes to rent", he said.

"We've gone through these discussions over the years in terms of increasing minimum wage and every time the issue comes up, businesses say we can't afford it, et cetra".

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