Consumer Price Index

Starting April 1, 2015, the minimum wage rate in Nova Scotia will increase to $10.60 per hour. The minimum wage rate for inexperienced workers will increase to $10.10 per hour. The increase is based on a two percent increase in the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) for 2014. There are a growing number of provinces Read more

Starting January 1, 2015, Arizonans will be seeing an increase to their minimum wage rate. As calculated by the Industrial Commission of Arizona, the minimum wage rate will increase to $8.05 per hour. For tipped employees, an employer may pay up to $3.00 per hour less than the minimum wage if he or she establishes Read more

Effective January 1, 2015, state of Washington will have the country’s highest state minimum wage rate at $9.47 per hour.  Washington is one of several states that annually adjust the minimum wage rate based on changes in the Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Since last year the CPI has increased 1.59 percent leading to state minimum Read more

This November 4th, South Dakota voters will decide ballot measure to increase minimum wage. Measure 18 would increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50 per hour, effective January 1, 2015. This measure would also address employees whose wages are made through tips. For tipped employees, the minimum wage would be half the minimum wage Read more

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has announced its annual proposed state minimum wage rate for 2015. Colorado Minimum Wage Order Number 31 establishes a minimum wage rate of $8.23 per hour, and $5.21 per hour for employees who regularly receive tips, effective January 1, 2015.  The Colorado Constitution requires the state to adjust Read more

Minimum wage legislation exists for Canadian provinces and territories as included in labor and employment standards.  Minimum wage laws stipulate the lowest rate an employer can pay employees who are covered under an Act or Standard and serve an important purpose: the protection of non-unionized workers in unskilled jobs.  Minimum wage rate standards can, however, Read more