minimum wage

Seattle 2018 Workplace Poster

Three cities in the State of Washington – Seattle, Tacoma and SeaTac – have announced increases in their minimum wage rates for 2018 and have released revisions to their mandatory minimum wage notices.  Each city has a minimum wage rate that is higher than the statewide minimum wage rate which went up to $11.50 per Read more

Maine Tip Credit is Here to Stay

Although Maine’s legislative session has been fraught, leading to blocked bills and government shutdown over the 4th of July weekend, at least there’s one thing everyone could agree on: the tip credit should stay. A controversial portion of Maine’s minimum wage law which would do away with the use of tips being counted as wages Read more

Last year, the City of Los Angeles, California began implementing the city’s Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Time Law which establishes a series of fixed minimum wage rate increases for the next six years. Then, beginning July 1, 2022 the minimum wage rate will be adjusted each year for inflation based on the Consumer Price Read more

2017 Oregon Minimum Wage

Last year, the Oregon Legislature determined there was a need to push the state’s minimum wage rate higher than the minimum wage rate then in effect. The minimum wage rate, which was tied to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), remained unchanged since 2015 because of a flat inflation rate. After studying the regional cost of Read more

Many California employers are busy this month revising their compensation programs for their commissioned inside sales persons. That’s because a California Appellate Court has just determined that inside sales persons who are paid based purely on a draw from sales commissions are not being fairly compensated for their work. More specifically, the Court decided that Read more

San Diego’s minimum wage earners just got a $1.00 bump in their hourly wages. Effective January 1, 2017, San Diego’s minimum wage rate increased to $11.50 per hour. It’s the second raise workers received in the last six months. Just last June, San Diego voters approved increasing the minimum wage to $10.50 per hour. San Read more

Earlier this month, we reported on Governor Paul LePage’s request for the Maine legislature to amend Question 4, the citizen-initiated referendum that scheduled a gradual increase of the state minimum wage with an eventual endpoint of $12.00 per hour, as well as a gradual elimination of the lower minimum wage for tipped workers. Maine’s minimum Read more