Consumer Price Index

Five Canadian provinces will increase their minimum wage rates this spring. The minimum wage rate increases are based on annual changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The CPI is an indicator of changes in consumer prices experienced by Canadians. It is obtained by comparing the cost of a fixed basket of goods and services Read more

With weeks away from the New Year, states with yearly minimum wage assessments tied to increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and states with new laws requiring increases in the minimum wage over a span of several years will soon update their minimum wage postings. Over the 12-month period from September 1, 2015 to Read more

This summer, the city of Santa Monica, California will join a dozen other California municipalities to implement a minimum wage schedule that is higher than the state minimum wage rate. Santa Monica’s minimum wage rates will be phased in starting later this year and increasing over the next 6 years until the minimum wage rate Read more

Efforts to increase the minimum wage rates continue in several states and municipalities across the nation. Kentucky and New Jersey are just two states with introduced bills that if passed will increase the minimum wage rate. Kentucky’s current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour and has been the same since 2009. Under Kentucky’s Bill H 278, Read more

On January 29, 2016, the state of Idaho introduced Bill H 400 that if approved may increase the minimum wage rate. Similar bills have been introduced in the past but have been denied in the early stages of legislation. The minimum wage increase topic has always been a complicated one across the nation. Those in Read more

With the New Year approaching, it’s that time again to be in compliance by replacing outdated postings. States with yearly minimum wage assessments tied to increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and states with enacted legislation that increases the minimum wage over a span of several years have released the minimum wage rates for Read more

New Jersey Labor and Workforce Development, Division of Wage and Hour Compliance announced that the state’s minimum wage rate of $8.38 per hour will remain unchanged for 2016. As previously shared in our CPC blog, New Jersey passed a new law (Bill SCR 1) during the 2014 legislative session, amending its constitution. Under the enacted Read more